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première partie

[ pri-meer pahr-tee, -myair; French pruh-myer par-tee ]
/ prɪˈmɪər pɑrˈti, -ˈmyɛər; French prə myɛr parˈti /
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noun Furniture.

(in buhl) the primary inlay formed, in which the tortoise shell forms the ground for a design cut in brass.

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Origin of première partie

<French: literally, the first part
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