What does the word parquet mean?

Usage examples for parquet

  1. A smooth sea of Vienna parquet spreads before them, and established on the stage, the British Grenadiers themselves- no mere piano and fiddle- are striking up the initial quadrille. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  2. I sat down on a sofa and sadly fixed my gaze on the parquet floor. – The Professional Aunt by Mary C.E. Wemyss
  3. The plaudits echo through the wide parquet Where the fair audience upon the grass, Each knight beside his lady- love, is set, While overhead the merry winds do pass. – The Two Twilights by Henry A. Beers
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