What does the word inlay mean?

Usage examples for inlay

  1. The interior sustaining walls are brick, and are lined with marble or covered with mosaics and decorated with every sort of inlay. – Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins
  2. After a long hallway, they entered a spacious room with clean white walls and a thick center carpet over a floor of patterned marble inlay. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  3. The handles, which were in proportion to the barrels and so long that four hands could grasp them, were so completely covered with an inlay of pearl that no wood was visible. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
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