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pre•mière par•tie



Pronunciation: (pri-mēr' pär-tē', -myâr'; Fr. pru-myer par-tē'), [key] Furniture.
(in buhl) the primary inlay formed, in which the tortoise shell forms the ground for a design cut in brass. Cf. contrepartie.

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