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  • n. Alternative spelling of tessellation.


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  • By using the full symmetry group of the dodecahedron, constructing the tesselation used on the cover was relatively easy.

    Wolfram Blog : Making the Mathematica 6 Spikey

  • What you see above is Triad 04, and a tesselation is that the right word? of the pattern, which is absolutely gorgeous.

    KN | Kitsune Noir » Joaquim Nielsen

  • I think these structures are involved with quantum gravity, or in the lattice-tesselation of spacetime and AdS space.

    Quantum Hyperion

  • Ah yes Devilish tesselation with the High Priestess, Grrrrr!

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  • There was that other time that she had been so happy, when they had watched the fish-wives of Dunbar sitting on tubs under great flaring torches set in sconces on the wall behind them, gutting herrings that slid silver under their quick knives and left blood on their fingers that shone like a fluid jewel, raw-coloured to suit its wearers 'weathered rawness, and lay on the cobbles as a rich dark tesselation.

    The Judge

  • Here, peering down into a kind of dyke, paved with rough tesselation, we vied with each other in telling our charges that this was the old Roman road to Gaul, the Aurelian Way, over which Julius Cæsar, St. Catherine of Siena, Dante, and other great ones passed.

    My Friend the Chauffeur

  • As she approached him across the tesselation of fish-scales, blood and saw-dust, he laid aside his cleaver and not unsympathetically asked:

    Bunner Sisters

  • But since style is the expression of a living organism, not a problem of cunning tesselation, it is permissible, in this place, to pass over what he borrowed from the ancients, in order to deal with a more intimate matter, and to attempt a valuation of that which he borrowed from no one, either ancient or modern.


  • Directly the reservoirs, the pavilions, and the tesselation about them were deserted.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • This antique principle of tesselation applied by the Byzantines to perpendicular walls, and occasionally adopted and varied _ad infinitum_ by the Saracens, is magnificently illustrated in the upper exterior of the ducal palace of

    Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family or, A Residence in Belgrade and Travels in the Highlands and Woodlands of the Interior, during the years 1843 and 1844.


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