inlaying


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in·lay

 (ĭn′lā′, ĭn-lā′)
tr.v. in·laid (-lād′), in·lay·ing, in·lays
1.
a. To set (pieces of wood or ivory, for example) into a surface, usually at the same level, to form a design.
b. To decorate by setting in such designs.
2. To insert (a photograph, for example) within a mat in a book.
n.
1.
a. Contrasting material set into a surface in pieces to form a design.
b. A design, pattern, or decoration made by inlaying.
2. Dentistry A solid filling, as of gold or porcelain, fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.

in·lay′er n.

inlaying

(ˈɪnˌleɪɪŋ)
n
an act of decoration by the insertion of pieces of wood, ivory, etc, into prepared slots in the surface of an articlea decoration made by inlaying

inlaying

The decoration of an object with fine materials set into its surface.
References in classic literature ?
A foreign friend once pointed it out to me, in the skeleton of a foe he had slain, and with the vertebrae of which he was inlaying, in a sort of basso-relievo, the beaked prow of his canoe.
I then bored a hole down the middle, and made it the centre-post of my bed, at which I worked till I had finished it, inlaying it with gold and silver; after this I stretched a hide of crimson leather from one side of it to the other.
Damascus, SANA- Damascenes are known and endowedwith a good reputation in wood inlaying craft, theancient Syrian craftsmanship in which thegrandfathers innovated a lot of methods to improveand maintain it to be shifted to the grandchildrenthroughout time.