mosaic

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to inlaid work.

Part of speech: noun

Inlaid work, forming a pattern or picture.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to Moses, the Hebrew leader ( 1571- 1451 B. C.).

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Usage examples "mosaic":

  1. Her relations as a permanent domestic grew out of a distinction guarded with great care throughout the Mosaic system. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  2. It is an exceedingly beautiful building, but a great part of the most valuable stones of the mosaic work have been picked out and stolen, and the whole is about to be sold by auction, by a decree of the civil court, to pay the debt of the present proprietor, who is entirely unconnected with the family whose members repose under it, and especially indifferent as to what becomes of their bones. - "Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official", William Sleeman.
  3. Looking down was like looking from a high wave upon a vast sea of other waves, each wave carrying on its apex a few bits of broken red mosaic, which were Kabyle roofs; and the pale sky was streaked with ragged violet clouds exactly like the sky and clouds painted on screens by Japanese artists. - "The Golden Silence", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.