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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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The inlay is inserted into the pocket and centred over the visual axis.
Inlay work is a huge industry in the Agra region, and is usually seen on marbles and furniture.
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Examples include scrollsaw cutting, wood burning/branding, decorative etching, inlay engraving, marquetry and veneer cutting.
The special features include 17in polished alloy wheels, a choice of three unique exterior colours, and two exclusive interiors with tan soft leather and an aluminium inlay, or black soft leather with a carbon fibre inlay.
The special features include 17-inch polished alloy wheels, a choice of three unique exterior colours, and two exclusive interiors with tan soft leather and an aluminium inlay, or black soft leather with a carbon fibre inlay.
The special features include 17-inch polished alloy wheels, a choice of three exterior colours, and two exclusive interiors with tan soft leather and an aluminium inlay, or black soft leather with a carbon fibre inlay.