- mosaic work of wood used for floors, wainscoting, etc.; marquetry.
Origin of parquetry
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But Antonia says that we ought to have parquetry and slippery rugs.Red Rose and Tiger Lily
L. T. Meade
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
- a geometric pattern of inlaid pieces of wood, often of different kinds, esp as used to cover a floor or to ornament furnitureCompare marquetry
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