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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·lay /(ˌ)ɪnˈle, ˈɪnˌ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·lay /ˈɪnˌle/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·lay v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inlaied p. pr. & vb. n. Inlaying.] To lay within; hence, to insert, as pieces of pearl, ivory, mother-of-pearl, choice woods, or the like, in a groundwork of some other material; to form an ornamental surface; to diversify or adorn with insertions.
 Look, how the floor of heaven
 Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold.   --Shak.
    But these things are . . . borrowed by the monks to inlay their story.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·lay n. Matter or pieces of wood, ivory, etc., inlaid, or prepared for inlaying; that which is inserted or inlaid for ornament or variety; as, ornamented with ivory inlay.
 Crocus and hyacinth with rich inlay
 Broidered the ground.   --Milton.
 The sloping of the moonlit sward
 Was damask work, and deep inlay
 Of braided blooms.   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as
           gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and
           cemented into place
      2: a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared
         slots in a surface
      v : decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal
      [also: inlaid]