PARQUETRY (Fr. pargqueterie, from parquet, flooring, originally a small compartment) , a
See also:term applied to a kind of
See also:mosaic of
See also:wood used for ornamental flooring . Materials contrasting in
See also:colour and
See also:grain, such as
See also:cherry, lime,
See also:pine, &c. are employed; and in the more expensive kinds the richly coloured tropical woods are also used . The patterns of parquet flooring are entirely geometrical and angular (squares, triangles, lozenges, &c.), curved and irregular forms being avoided on account of the expense and difficulty of fitting . There are two classes of parquetry in use—veneers and solid parquet . The veneers are usually about a quarter of an inch in thickness, and are laid over already existing floors . Solid parquet of an inch or more in thickness consists of single pieces of wood grooved and tongued together, having consequently the
See also:pattern alike on both sides .
PAROXYSM (Med. Lat. paroxysntus, from the Gr. wapot...
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