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Inset   /ˈɪnsˌɛt/   Listen

(past & past part. inset; pres. part. insetting)
Set or place in.

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"Inset" Quotes from Famous Books

... lifting devices. Only a fan-shaped fin projected from the stern like the tail of a fish. The cockpit, if such it could be called, was tiny, just ample enough to accommodate the Mercutian's girth. The sunlight dazzled back from a bewildering jumble of tiny lenses inset in the instrument board. Arranged along the hull, on either side, were larger disks of ...
— Slaves of Mercury • Nat Schachner

... Chatrie, upon the road from Cambrai to Le Cateau, upon his left; and, as will be seen by the accompanying sketch map, such a line effectually protected the falling back of the rest of the force. Behind it the 1st and the 2nd British Corps fell back upon the line Cambrai to Landrecies. The small inset map shows how the various points in this two days' ...
— A General Sketch of the European War - The First Phase • Hilaire Belloc

... entrance chiefly used by the boys, the other smaller and undistinguished for the Masters only. It led into the Library and into a Tower, where the School bell was. The Library was not very big but a long narrow room, and inset in the wall was a fire-proof safe, for the better preservation of the Charter and other documents. It alone has continued to serve its original purpose. It is not possible to judge accurately the difference in size between this building and its predecessor, but it was distinctly ...
— A History of Giggleswick School - From its Foundation 1499 to 1912 • Edward Allen Bell

... existence. There was the familiar odour of old kid gloves.... She was more intimate with her mother now than she could ever be in talking to her. The lower part of this section of the wardrobe consisted of three deep drawers with inset brass handles, an exquisitely exact piece of mahogany cabinetwork. From one of the drawers a bit of white linen untidily protruded. Her mother! The upper part was filled with sliding trays, each having a raised edge to keep the contents from falling out. These trays were heaped ...
— Hilda Lessways • Arnold Bennett

Words linked to "Inset" :   piece of material, inclose, dickey, icon, gusset, insert, artefact, ikon, image, shirtfront, stick in, introduce, artifact, piece of cloth, dickie, garment, put in, dicky, picture, enclose

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