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première partie

[pri-meer pahr-tee, -myair; French pruh-myer par-tee] /prɪˈmɪər pɑrˈti, -ˈmyɛər; French prə myɛr parˈti/
noun, Furniture.
1.
(in buhl) the primary inlay formed, in which the tortoise shell forms the ground for a design cut in brass.
Compare contrepartie
Origin
< French: literally, the first part
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