Definitions

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  • adjective Covered with pieces that are identically shaped.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tesselate.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We have examples of this beautiful kind of tesselated pavement in some of the chambers of the Baths of Caracalla; and it is highly probable that the

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • GeckoStone makes tesselated paving stones that look like Escher's interlocking lizards. (hilariously, they've registered a trademark and claim copyright on this work derived from a classic Escher work that is, itself, copyrighted -- and there's no evidence that they licensed the design from Escher's estate; every pirate wants to be an admiral!)

    Boing Boing

  • Last night yonder tesselated palace was gloom—dark, brooding thought and sin, while hither rose the mountains of the sun, golden, blazing, ensanguined.

    DARKWATER

  • Later he lived on the Palatine, but still in the modest house of Hortensius, neither remarkably large nor very elaborate in decoration; the porticos were of Alban stone and not lofty, without any marble decorated living rooms or tesselated pavements.

    A Room With A View at eternallycool.net

  • Later he lived on the Palatine, but still in the modest house of Hortensius, neither remarkably large nor very elaborate in decoration; the porticos were of Alban stone and not lofty, without any marble decorated living rooms or tesselated pavements.

    2008 March 22 archive at eternallycool.net

  • Later he lived on the Palatine, but still in the modest house of Hortensius, neither remarkably large nor very elaborate in decoration; the porticos were of Alban stone and not lofty, without any marble decorated living rooms or tesselated pavements.

    2008 March archive at eternallycool.net

  • Other species include banded killfish, mummichog, tidewater silverside, bay anchovy, tesselated darter and spottail shiner.

    Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maryland

  • Octavian stepped down from the curule dais, steered a course around the long wooden bench below it that accommodated the ten tribunes of the plebs, and walked to the center of the tesselated floor.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Everyone looked at the floor of tesselated tiles and pretended to be deaf, dumb, blind.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • There were antiquities from Central Italy, made by the best modern houses in that department of industry; bits of mummy from Egypt (and perhaps Birmingham); model gondolas from Venice; model villages from Switzerland; morsels of tesselated pavement from

    Little Dorrit

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