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

  Inlay \In"lay`\, n.
     Matter or pieces of wood, ivory, etc., inlaid, or prepared
     for inlaying; that which is inserted or inlaid for ornament
     or variety; as, ornamented with ivory inlay.
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           Crocus and hyacinth with rich inlay
           Broidered the ground.                    --Milton.
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           The sloping of the moonlit sward
           Was damask work, and deep inlay
           Of braided blooms.                       --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inlay \In*lay"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inlaied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To lay within; hence, to insert, as pieces of pearl, ivory,
     mother-of-pearl, choice woods, or the like, in a groundwork
     of some other material; to form an ornamental surface; to
     diversify or adorn with insertions.
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           Look, how the floor of heaven
           Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold. --Shak.
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           But these things are . . . borrowed by the monks to
           inlay their story.                       --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as
           gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and
           cemented into place
      2: a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared
         slots in a surface
      v 1: decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "inlay":
     bed, bed in, bush, bushing, ceil, doubling, doublure, embed, face,
     facing, feather, fill, filler, filling, fit in, fur, implant,
     infix, inlayer, insert, insertion, inset, insole, interline,
     interlineation, line, liner, lining, load, pack, packing, pad,
     padding, stuff, stuffing, tessellate, tessera, wad, wadding,

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