Tessellating
Tessellate Tes"sel*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tessellated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tessellating}.] [L. tessellatus tessellated. See {Tessellar}.] To form into squares or checkers; to lay with checkered work. [1913 Webster]

The floors are sometimes of wood, tessellated after the fashion of France. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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