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[pahr-ki-tree] /ˈpɑr kɪ tri/
mosaic work of wood used for floors, wainscoting, etc.; marquetry.
Origin of parquetry
From the French word parqueterie, dating back to 1835-45. See parquet, -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But Antonia says that we ought to have parquetry and slippery rugs.

  • St. Dorothy's is perfectly charming, only you've to get your parquetry legs, or you'll have many a great fall.

    Girls New and Old L. T. Meade
  • They upset a bucket of water in their agitation, and it flowed across the parquetry, to mingle with the powdered rosin.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • When all the water is boiled out of them, they are glued together, and then they never warp (parquetry).

  • The mosaic floor, parquetry, Gothic windows, and patterns of various kinds often involve the regular figures.

    The Teaching of Geometry David Eugene Smith
  • She tripped up some wide stone stairs, destitute of carpets, and then down a corridor, slippery with parquetry work.

  • We can easily see how these same patterns may be further utilized as designs for inlaid tiles, or parquetry floors.

    Froebel's Gifts Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Old Flint stood there a moment, listening to her retreating footfalls on the parquetry of the vast hall.

    The Air Trust George Allan England
  • Makers of trunks find it suitable for slats, and it serves as small squares and borders in parquetry.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Figs. 50 to 54 are rosettes made from parquetry papers with the addition of a small circle or square at the center cut by hand.

    Elementary Color Milton Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for parquetry


a geometric pattern of inlaid pieces of wood, often of different kinds, esp as used to cover a floor or to ornament furniture Compare marquetry
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