crisscross

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj crisscross marked with crossing lines
    • adv crisscross crossing one another in opposite directions
    • v crisscross mark with a pattern of crossing lines "crisscross the sheet of paper"
    • v crisscross mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines "wrinkles crisscrossed her face"
    • v crisscross cross in a pattern, often random
    • n crisscross a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When gentlemen in medieval Japan wished to seal an agreement, they urinated together, crisscrossing their streams of urine.
    • Crisscross A child's game played on paper or on a slate, consisting of lines arranged in the form of a cross.
    • Crisscross A mark or cross, as the signature of a person who is unable to write.
    • Crisscross In opposite directions; in a way to cross something else; crossing one another at various angles and in various ways. "Logs and tree luing crisscross in utter confusion."
    • v. t Crisscross To mark or cover with cross lines; as, a paper was crisscrossed with red marks.
    • Crisscross With opposition or hindrance; at cross purposes; contrarily; as, things go crisscross .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crisscross Same as christ-cross.
    • n crisscross A crossing or intersection; a congeries of intersecting lines.
    • n crisscross A game played on a slate, or on paper, by children, in which two players set down alternately, in a series of squares, the one a cross, the other a cipher. The object of the game is to get three of the same characters in a row. Also called tit-tat-to.
    • crisscross Like a cross or a series of crosses; crossed and recrossed; going back and forth.
    • crisscross To form a crisscross; intersect frequently.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A corruption of Christcross,

Usage

In literature:

Fins crisscrossed the water all about and cut in toward the swordfish in quick, savage rushes.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Somebody out home trying to give me the crisscross?
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
A rack of crisscrossed wooden sticks for drying skins stood by the closed doorway.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
A diabolic orgy of weird sound and crisscrossing shadows.
"The Great Dome on Mercury" by Arthur Leo Zagat
Every little space of grass has its crisscross of goat trails.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
The surface over which they skimmed was patchworked with farm-lands and crisscrossed by gleaming ribbons.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Crisscross the tying silk around the wings and the hook until they are securely tied together.
"How to Tie Flies" by E. C. Gregg
Another "Big Wind" had passed through the timber, and laid the trees crisscross in great confusion.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
Something was crossing and crisscrossing inside him like two rings tossed back and forth by jugglers.
"First Man" by Clyde Brown
They went on to the east, but came back to crisscross the ridge.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
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In news:

When property lines, zoning restrictions, and a sluggish economy crisscross to thwart economic progress, it may be a simple change of attitude that begins to break down obstacles.
The grass is etched in a meticulous crisscross pattern.
Wentling crisscrossed Europe in the aircraft this summer as Bennett 's tour manager.
Ohioans bound for Thanksgiving meals and family festivities began crisscrossing the state and country by road and air Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour crisscrossed California Friday in a last aerial hurrah before retiring to a Los Angeles museum.
LOS ANGELES — Space shuttle Endeavour crisscrossed California Friday in a last aerial hurrah before retiring to a Los Angeles museum.
Space shuttle Endeavour crisscrossed California Friday in a last aerial hurrah before retiring to a Los Angeles museum.
Crisscrossing the Globe In the Name of Entrepreneurship.
Chauvet is pleased to announce its inaugural 2007 Interstate Tour, which will be crisscrossing the country beginning this April.
Sewage pollution at lagoons has been problematic along the county's coastline in recent years because numerous wastewater pipes crisscross the wetlands and they are often hard to inspect and upgrade.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have been crisscrossing the US via motorcade , trying to win over voters.
With little more than a video camera and a laptop, the couple behind web documentary series The Perennial Plate crisscross America on an incredible, indie food adventure.
It would make the vast network of pipelines already crisscrossing the central states significantly more efficient.
Stone walls crisscross the Elderslie Preserve .
You can place purses of all sizes and shapes underneath the crisscrossing elastic bands that hold them in place.
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In science:

Roth, “Maximum-rank array codes and their applicat ion to crisscross error correction,” IEEE Trans.
Recursive Code Construction for Random Networks
Roth, Maximum-rank array codes and their application to crisscross error correction, IEEE Trans.
Good Random Matrices over Finite Fields
The crisscross pattern in the dynamic spectrum causes the parabolic boundary in the Fourier transform distribution.
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects
Roth, crisscross error correction,” IEEE Trans.
Error Resilience in Distributed Storage via Rank-Metric Codes
One example is provided by the pairing of continuous piecewise linear vector fields Vh and the subspace of discontinuous piecewise constants Qh such that Qh = div Vh on crisscross triangulations of the unit square.
Stability of Lagrange elements for the mixed Laplacian
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