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latticework

[lat-is-wurk] /ˈlæt ɪsˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work consisting of crossed strips usually arranged in a diagonal pattern of open spaces.
2.
a lattice.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; lattice + work
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Examples for latticework
  • Then they weave bundles of green leaves into latticework to create a rainproof skin.
  • New electrons simply add to a spongelike latticework of atoms and electrons that's already there.
  • There's a metaphysical overlay to this latticework of life stories that weaves us together.
  • Her house is a complicated latticework of servants, cousins, and half-remembered quarrels and affairs.
  • Daunting temples bursting with ornate carvings and intricate latticework.
  • They still sport their intricate fret- and latticework, shiplap siding and ornamental voodoo patterns.
  • Its design featured immense twin towers of steel latticework.
  • The ice latticework simply takes up more space than the slightly more compact and disordered liquid state.
  • Price said that they would be amenable to changing the latticework to wood paneling.
  • The kind of ice that would form under those conditions would not have water molecules arranged in the typical ice latticework.
Word Origin and History for latticework
latticework
late 15c., from lattice + work.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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