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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inlay  \In*lay"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inlaied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Inlaying}.] 
  To  lay  within;  hence  to  insert,  as  pieces  of  pearl,  iviry, 
  choice  woods,  or  the  like  in  a  groundwork  of  some  other 
  material;  to  form  an  ornamental  surface;  to  diversify  or 
  adorn  with  insertions. 
 
  Look,how  the  floor  of  heaven  Is  thick  inlaid  with 
  patines  of  bright  gold.  --Shak. 
 
  But  these  things  are  .  .  .  borrowed  by  the  monks  to 
  inlay  their  story.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inlay  \In"lay`\,  n. 
  Matter  or  pieces  of  wood,  ivory,  etc.,  inlaid,  or  prepared 
  for  inlaying;  that  which  is  inserted  or  inlaid  for  ornament 
  or  variety. 
 
  Crocus  and  hyacinth  with  rich  inlay  Broidered  the 
  ground.  --Milton. 
 
  The  sloping  of  the  moonlit  sward  Was  damask  work  and 
  deep  inlay  Of  braided  blooms.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inlay 
  n  1:  (dentistry)  a  solid  substance  (as  gold  or  porcelain)  fitted 
  to  a  cavity  in  a  tooth  and  cemented  into  place 
  2:  a  decoration  made  by  fitting  pieces  of  wood  into  prepared 
  slots  in  a  surface 
  v  :  decorate  the  surface  of  by  inserting  wood,  stone,  and  metal 




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