Tarsiatura
Tarsia Tar"si*a, Tarsiatura Tar`si*a*tu"ra, n. [It.] A kind of mosaic in woodwork, much employed in Italy in the fifteenth century and later, in which scrolls and arabesques, and sometimes architectural scenes, landscapes, fruits, flowers, and the like, were produced by inlaying pieces of wood of different colors and shades into panels usually of walnut wood. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tarsia — Tar si*a, Tarsiatura Tar si*a*tu ra, n. [It.] A kind of mosaic in woodwork, much employed in Italy in the fifteenth century and later, in which scrolls and arabesques, and sometimes architectural scenes, landscapes, fruits, flowers, and the like …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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