Thursday, September 26, 2013
Definitions for sectile
- capable of being cut smoothly with a knife.
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Citations for sectile
The sound of rapid steps made me raise my morose gaze from the sectile mosaic of the court—realistic rose petals cut out of rodstein and large, almost palpable thorns cut out of green marble.
The poet describes his residence as "the frame house between Goldsworth and Wordsmith on its square of green"; the Rose Court in the royal palace in Onhava (Far Away), the Zemblan capital, is a sectile mosaic with rose petals cut out of red stone and large thorns cut out of green marble.
Origin of sectile
Sectile comes from the Latin word sectilis meaning "cuttable."