Definition of tessera
tesseraeplay \-ˌrē, -ˌrī\
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
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In the milling street Crivano feels invisible again, a tessera blended into a mosaic.
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