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Definition of Abaculus

Abaculus Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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tessera/small cube of colored glass for ornamental pavements/wall mosaics
Abaculus Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements.
  
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abaculus
\a*bac"u*lus\ (&adot;b*ăk"&usl;*lŭs), n.; pl. abaculi (-lī). [l., dim. of abacus.] (arch.) a small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements.

Abaculus Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A tessera (plural: tesserae, diminutive tessella) is an individual tile, usually formed in the shape of a cube, used in creating a mosaic. It is also known as an abaciscus or abaculus.

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