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Crisscross   /krˈɪskrˌɔs/   Listen
Crisscross

verb
1.
Cross in a pattern, often random.
2.
Mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines.
3.
Mark with a pattern of crossing lines.






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"Crisscross" Quotes from Famous Books



... and patrons in the audience by throwing them kisses. Rose Feral turned deadly pale at the sight of the bloody rags on the Judge's table, and could not utter a word. Madame Bancal remembered that Monsieur Fualdes was dragged into her house by six men, that he was made to sign a number of papers, crisscross, as she said. The day following, she had found one of these bills, made out upon stamped paper, but as it was stained with blood, had burned it. More than that she positively refused to confess, met all questions with a stolid silence, and declared finally that whatever else she knew ...
— The German Classics, v. 20 - Masterpieces of German Literature • Various

... sluggish Martian nature at war against her better feelings. But presently the latter conquered. "I will try," she said. "What matter a few stripes more or less?" pointing to her rosy shoulders where red scars crisscross upon one another showed how the Martian girls fared in Ar-hap's palace when their novelty wore off. "I will try to help you; and if they kill me for it—why, that will not matter much." And forthwith in that blazing forenoon under the flickering shadow ...
— Gulliver of Mars • Edwin L. Arnold



Words linked to "Crisscross" :   line, mark, cross, reticular, cover, marking, cut across, pass over, track, crisscrossed, get across, traverse, get over, reticulate, cut through



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