In Which the Princess Learns Something New

I think my New Year’s Resolution for 2010 will be “Learn New Things.” So far I’ve started basic Romanian (or what Gypsy lets us overhear in the kitchen), researched the sexes of mosquitoes, and my new word for the day today: tessellated.

From Wikipedia: A tessellation or tiling of the plane is a collection of plane figures that fills the plane with no overlaps and no gaps. One may also speak of tessellations of the parts of the plane or of other surfaces. Generalizations to higher dimensions are also possible. Tessellations frequently appeared in the art of M. C. Escher. Tessellations are seen throughout art history, from ancient architecture to modern art.

“Tessellated” is a good ajective to use when…say…describing the scales of dragons. I was intrigued by this word. I still am. I urge you to use it three times today and make it your own.