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tarsia

[tahr-see-uh, tahr-see-uh] /ˈtɑr si ə, tɑrˈsi ə/
noun
1.
Origin of tarsia
< Italian < Arabic tarṣīʿ inlay
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  • A few works in tarsia were still executed, but none of much importance.

    Intarsia and Marquetry F. Hamilton Jackson
  • The study is panelled in tarsia of beautiful design and execution.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • Orvieto was another place where tarsia work was made at an early date, but the craftsmen were all Sienese.

    Intarsia and Marquetry F. Hamilton Jackson
  • The riddles which tarsia propounds to her father are obviously interpolated.

  • Borgognone, again, is said to have designed the saints and martyrs worked in tarsia for the choir-stalls.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • It appears again in tarsia in the recess of the window, where may also be seen, within circles, 'G. Ubaldo Dx.'

  • There is, however, no material suitable for tarsia which requires so much care and experience in its use.

    Intarsia and Marquetry F. Hamilton Jackson
  • And in the choir are half a dozen rarely beautiful panels of tarsia, executed in a bold style and on a large scale.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • Hella is painting a paperknife in imitation of tarsia mosaic.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
British Dictionary definitions for tarsia

tarsia

/ˈtɑːsɪə/
noun
1.
another term for intarsia
Word Origin
C17: from Italian, from Arabic tarsi`; see intarsia
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