Mosaic work
Mosaic Mo*sa"ic, a. Of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated; tessellated; also, composed of various materials or ingredients. [1913 Webster]

A very beautiful mosaic pavement. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Florentine mosaic}. See under {Florentine}.

{Mosaic gold}. (a) See {Ormolu}. (b) Stannic sulphide, {SnS2}, obtained as a yellow scaly crystalline powder, and used as a pigment in bronzing and gilding wood and metal work. It was called by the alchemists {aurum musivum}, or {aurum mosaicum}. Called also {bronze powder}.

{Mosaic work}. See {Mosaic}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • mosaic work — Mosaic Mo*sa ic, n. [F. mosa[ i]que; cf. Pr. mozaic, musec, Sp. & Pg. mosaico, It. mosaico, musaico, LGr. ?, ?, L. musivum; all fr. Gr. ? belonging to the Muses. See {Muse} the goddess.] 1. (Fine Arts) A surface decoration made by inlaying in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Mosaic — Mo*sa ic, a. Of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated; tessellated; also, composed of various materials or ingredients. [1913 Webster] A very beautiful mosaic pavement. Addison …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosaic gold — Mosaic Mo*sa ic, a. Of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated; tessellated; also, composed of various materials or ingredients. [1913 Webster] A very beautiful mosaic pavement.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mosaic — (n.) c.1400, from O.Fr. mosaicq mosaic work, from It. mosaico, from M.L. musaicum mosaic work, work of the Muses, noun use of neuter of musaicus of the Muses, from L. Musa (see MUSE (Cf. muse)). Medieval mosaics were often dedicated to the Muses …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mosaic — Mo*sa ic, n. [F. mosa[ i]que; cf. Pr. mozaic, musec, Sp. & Pg. mosaico, It. mosaico, musaico, LGr. ?, ?, L. musivum; all fr. Gr. ? belonging to the Muses. See {Muse} the goddess.] 1. (Fine Arts) A surface decoration made by inlaying in patterns… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mosaic map — Mosaic Mo*sa ic, n. [F. mosa[ i]que; cf. Pr. mozaic, musec, Sp. & Pg. mosaico, It. mosaico, musaico, LGr. ?, ?, L. musivum; all fr. Gr. ? belonging to the Muses. See {Muse} the goddess.] 1. (Fine Arts) A surface decoration made by inlaying in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mosaic virus — Mosaic Mo*sa ic, n. [F. mosa[ i]que; cf. Pr. mozaic, musec, Sp. & Pg. mosaico, It. mosaico, musaico, LGr. ?, ?, L. musivum; all fr. Gr. ? belonging to the Muses. See {Muse} the goddess.] 1. (Fine Arts) A surface decoration made by inlaying in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosaic — This article is about a decorative art. For other uses, see Mosaic (disambiguation). Irano Roman floor mosaic detail from the palace of Shapur I at Bishapur …   Wikipedia

  • mosaic — mosaically, adv. /moh zay ik/, n., adj., v., mosaicked, mosaicking. n. 1. a picture or decoration made of small, usually colored pieces of inlaid stone, glass, etc. 2. the process of producing such a picture or decoration. 3. something resembling …   Universalium

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