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See also: buhlwork
- (woodworking) Carved pieces of brass or other material for inlay in furniture and other woodwork.
1835, Charles Babbage, On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures, 4th edition, page 96:
- The inlaid plates of brass and rosewood, called buhl work, which ornament our furniture, are, in some instances, formed by punching; but in this case, both the parts cut out, and those which remain, are in many cases employed.