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mosaic
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass

or more rarely:

anything comprised of many differing parts of equal importance, but varying appearance
  • And now she pictured to herself the days, and months, and years which she must spend in sorting what might be called shattered mummies, and fragments of a tradition which was itself a mosaic wrought from crushed ruins—sorting them as food for a theory which was already withered in the birth like an elfin child.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (47% in)
  • Our moods are apt to bring with them images which succeed each other like the magic-lantern pictures of a doze; and in certain states of dull forlornness Dorothea all her life continued to see the vastness of St. Peter's, the huge bronze canopy, the excited intention in the attitudes and garments of the prophets and evangelists in the mosaics above, and the red drapery which was being hung for Christmas spreading itself everywhere like a disease of the retina.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (69% in)

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