There was a sound of grating on the tesselated floor, as he pushed his chair back.
It is a smaller species, and the armour has a tesselated appearance.
Under the Camomile tesselated pavement, found in 1706, lay two feet of rubbish, and beneath that several funeral urns.
The floor was a tesselated pavement of porphyry and other beautiful stones.
Its tesselated pavement of Mosaic-work intimates to us the chequered diversity and uncertainty of human affairs.
Through gates of burnished brass, they entered a small court with a tesselated pavement of black and white marble.
I came to a standstill on the tesselated marble of the hall, and this time proffered my hand to Sir Walter.
It had fallen to the ground, and lay a dark blot upon the mellow fairness of the tesselated pavement.
tesselated pavements have been found in Threadneedle Street, and other spots near the Exchange.
Roman coins and relics, and fragments of tesselated pavement, have been found in and about the town.
1690s, from Late Latin tessellatus "made of small square stones or tiles," from tessella "small square stone or tile," diminutive of tessera "a cube or square of stone or wood," perhaps from Greek tessera, neuter of tesseres, Ionic variant of tessares "four" (see four), in reference to four corners. Related: Tessellate (1826, adj.; 1791, v.; 1909, n.); tessellating.
tessellated tes·sel·lat·ed (těs'ə-lā'tĭd)
Composed of or patterned in small squares.