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PRONUNCIATION:(TES-uhr-uh; plural tesserae: TES-uhr-ee)
MEANING:noun: A small piece of stone, glass, or tile used to make a mosaic.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin, from Greek tesseres, variant of tessares (four), from the four corners of its square shape.
USAGE:"Like red-stained tessera, the remnants of lost lives come together to compose a vast and shocking mosaic of contemporary life."
Art Gould; Piecing It All Together; The Anniston Star (Alabama); May 10, 2009.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields. -Leo Tolstoy, author (1828-1910)