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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tessellate.

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  • It reaches as High as a timequake-world in which the surface of our planet, acting under the influence of a large number of mysterious floating globes, tessellates into a mishmash of historical periods.

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  • Animals that are coated with tessellates-such as the lizard and the other quadrupeds, and the serpents-are omnivorous: at all events they are carnivorous and graminivorous; and serpents, by the way, are of all animals the greatest gluttons.

    The History of Animals

  • The tessellates for the most part go into hiding, and if their skin is soft they slough off their ‘old-age’, but not if the skin is shell-like, as is the shell of the tortoise-for, by the way, the tortoise and the fresh water tortoise belong to the tessellates.

    The History of Animals

  • Several blooded animals take this sleep, such as the pholidotes or tessellates, namely, the serpent, the lizard, the gecko, and the river. crocodile, all of which go into hiding for four months in the depth of winter, and during that time eat nothing.

    The History of Animals

  • The facts are similar in the case of animals whether coated with scales or with tessellates.

    The History of Animals

  • All viviparous animals furnished with feet have hair; all oviparous animals furnished with feet have horn-like tessellates; fishes, and fishes only, have scales-that is, such oviparous fishes as have the crumbling egg or roe.

    The History of Animals

  • Of creatures possessed of hearing, some have ears, whilst others have none, but merely have the passages for ears visible, as, for example, feathered animals or animals coated with horny tessellates.

    The History of Animals

  • And in every bar-room and hotel passage the stone floor looks as if it were paved with open oysters -- from the quantity of this kind of deposit which tessellates it all over ....

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • DXF Export for Pro/ENGINEER reads the solid models from the current Pro/ENGINEER part or assembly and tessellates the solid bodies into individual triangular meshes.

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  • Four-sided pyramidal shape tessellates to allow easy stacking to minimise transport costs

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