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 for Florentine mosaic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Florentine \Flor"en*tine\ (? or ?; 277), a. [L. Florentinus, fr.
     Florentia Florence: cf. F. florentin.]
     Belonging or relating to Florence, in Italy.
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     Florentine mosaic, a mosaic of hard or semiprecious stones,
        often so chosen and arranged that their natural colors
        represent leaves, flowers, and the like, inlaid in a
        background, usually of black or white marble.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mosaic \Mo*sa"ic\, a.
     Of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed
     by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated;
     tessellated; also, composed of various materials or
     ingredients.
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           A very beautiful mosaic pavement.        --Addison.
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     Florentine mosaic. See under Florentine.
  
     Mosaic gold.
     (a) See Ormolu.
     (b) Stannic sulphide, SnS2, obtained as a yellow scaly
         crystalline powder, and used as a pigment in bronzing and
         gilding wood and metal work. It was called by the
         alchemists aurum musivum, or aurum mosaicum. Called
         also bronze powder.
  
     Mosaic work. See Mosaic, n.
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