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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 from the web 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
n.

also lattice-work, late 15c., from lattice + work (n.).

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