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Word: parquet

Definition: floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece


Sentences Containing 'parquet'

He has just finished editing a tour documentary around the Brooklyn band Parquet Courts, called "Light Up Gold Road Trip".
I guessed all; I followed him this evening to the opera, and, concealed in a parquet box, have seen all.''
The drawing room had a feet high ceiling with lavish plaster work (a small portion of which survives today) and a parquet floor.
The orchestra-level seats are mounted on motorized wagons that can be driven forward and lowered through the floor on a system of lifts, revealing an ornate Brazilian cherry and hickory parquet floor.
The parquet floor at the Boston Celtics' former home of Boston Garden contained many defects, which were said to give the Celtics, who were more likely to be familiar with the playing surface, an advantage.
The parquet floor is used as fuel for cooking.

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