Oh my word

“There were antiquities from Central Italy, made by the best modern houses in that department of industry; bits of mummy from Egypt (and perhaps Birmingham); model gondolas from Venice; model villages from Switzerland; morsels of tessellated pavement from Herculaneum and Pompeii, like petrified minced veal; ashes out of tombs, and lava out of Vesuvius ;”  {LIttle Dorrit page 193}

Can you find the word of the week?

Tessellated {tes-uh-ley-tid} An adjective meaning arranged in or having the appearance of a mosaic; checkered. The opposite of untessellated, of course!

Do you have anything in your home that is tessellated?


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