Tesserae
Tessera Tes"se*ra, n.; pl. {Tesser[ae]}. [L., a square piece, a die. See {Tessellar}.] A small piece of marble, glass, earthenware, or the like, having a square, or nearly square, face, used by the ancients for mosaic, as for making pavements, for ornamenting walls, and like purposes; also, a similar piece of ivory, bone, wood, etc., used as a ticket of admission to theaters, or as a certificate for successful gladiators, and as a token for various other purposes. --Fairholt. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tesserae —    Small pieces of stone or glass cut into squares and used to create mosaics. Tesserae of different colors are glued to the wall, ceiling, or floor to form an image or decorative pattern and the spaces between them are then grouted to produce an …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

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  • tesserae — n. mosaic tile; small tablet of wood or bone that was used as a token or ticket in ancient Greece and Rome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Tesserae (video game) — Tesserae is a single player computer game developed by Nicholas Schlott and published by Inline Design in 1990 for the Macintosh. The game was also published for the Game Boy and Game Gear handhelds by GameTek.External links*… …   Wikipedia

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  • 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

  • Mosaic — /moh zay ik/, adj. of or pertaining to Moses or the writings, laws, and principles attributed to him: Mosaic ethics. Also, Mosaical. [1655 65; < NL Mosaicus, equiv. to LL Mos(es) MOSES + aicus, on the model of Hebraicus Hebraic] * * * Surface… …   Universalium

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