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- n. Plural form of tessella.
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They were rather difficult to trace accurately; those parts of the traces which lay upon the black tessellae being less distinct in the outline than the others upon the white or colored.
Then “Whenever in the Room, she felt a desire to run her fingers over the mosaics’ tessellae…” touch, and “The Room soothed her, calmed her.