inlaying definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of inlay.
  • noun:
    • The art of enhancing articles, as arms, furnishings, things of art, etc., with items of timber, steel, marble, ivory, tortoise-shell, etc., disposed in patterns and let to the surface. See buhl, damascene work (under damascene), and marquetry.
    • In bookbinding, the nice insertion (with correct cutting, shaving, and pasting) of a leaf or printing in a bigger leaf, with intent to offer the inlaid matter greater security and a wider margin.
    • In printing, the insertion of the overlay created for an illustration between the sheets of the printing surface or amongst the plate and its own support.

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