[quote]Originally posted by bandalay:
I'm still trying to figure out "tesserae"...</strong><hr></blockquote>
tplural tes·ser·ae /-"rE, -"rI/
tLatin, probably ultimately from Greek tessares four; from its having four corners -- more at FOUR
1 : a small tablet (as of wood, bone, or ivory) used by the ancient Romans as a ticket, tally, voucher, or means of identification
2 : a small piece (as of marble, glass, or tile) used in mosaic work
Who used the word "tesserae" anyway?