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inlay

1. Dentistry a filling, made of gold, porcelain, etc., inserted into a cavity and held in position by cement
2. Art decoration made by inlaying
3. an inlaid article, surface, etc.

Inlay

A shaped piece of one material embedded in another, usually in the same plane, as part of a surface ornamentation.

Inlay

 

the decoration of an object or building (facade or interior) with designs and images made out of small pieces of marble, ceramic, metal, wood, or mother-of-pearl that are set into a surface. The color or material of an inlay distinguish it from the object that it adorns. However, there are some inlays made out of the same material as the decorated surface, such as wood on wood (intarsia), metal on metal, and stone on stone. In the ancient Orient, Greece, and Rome the eyes in statues and busts were inlaid. In principle, the incrustation of concrete panels in modern prefabricated buildings with small pieces of crushed stone is a form of inlay.

inlay

[′in‚lā]
(graphic arts)
A picture or ornament made by inserting a material such as metal into a space in metal, stone, or wood; the material (such as wire) may be burnished, heated, or fused.

inlay, intarsia, marquetry

1. A shaped piece of one material embedded in another as part of a surface ornamentation.
2. Such ornamentation as a whole. Also see encaustic tile.
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Caption: John's Ruger SR 1911 9mm Commander (top) is now attractively dressed with this grip panel with inlaid silver stars by Handmade Grips.
The main part of the earring is made of a coiled gold hoop encircling a large inlaid pearl nestled in its center.
Editor's Note: Developed using rapid prototyping with 30 solid modeling analysis, these terminals can be inlaid or edge-laid with metals for increased wear properties.
The Queen Tower presides over the chessboard zone, with its ranks of concrete tables inlaid with black and white tiles, and also acts as sentinel and symbol for the Glendale Chess Club.
Enthusiastically admired by the Medici, the grand dukes displayed in the octagonal Tribuna of the Uffizi examples of "inlaid brass" such as the beautiful covered box, incised and inlaid with silver and today in the Bargello in Florence.
On occasion this design is found in cabinets where it was translated into macaws settled in cherry trees, more often inlaid on the inside of doors.
A day before the workshop, Riccardelli spoke at the MRS meeting about how ancient Egyptians often inlaid pieces of different colors into one other.
The owner is utilizing the auction in his marketing strategy because with the estate's rich stone and cedar exteriors incredible Finishes, inlaid marble, stonework, exotic hardwoods and custom amenities throughout, the owner knows that his property has very unique characteristics, but he is uncertain as to how to appropriately price it.
The price was almost double the estimate of pounds 5,600 for the George IV oyster-veneered mahogany and ivory inlaid mulberry pedestal table, dated 1824.
Windbound, a New Mexico furniture company, got started making solid surface inlays when owners of some of the more expensive homes in Albuquerque and Santa Fe area asked for countertops with inlaid designs.
Protruding from the jawbones were the original teeth, many of which had been inlaid with semi-precious stones such as jade, turquoise and bloodstone, or iron pyrite, which glistens like gold when shined.