A Latin word for small tesserae, or square stones, for tessellated pavements. Also, small square tablets, or brackets, used to support vases and other ornamental objects.
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Category: Buildings, Goods, and Materials
Source information: Britton, John, F.S.A. A Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages. J. Le Keux, illus. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row; and the Author, Burton Street, 1838. 1.