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  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. 




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