cross-ply

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cross-ply of or relating to an older kind of automobile tire that had a flexible tread and relatively stiff sidewalls
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Usage

In literature:

She never turns her head until she comes to the crossing where Jo plies with his broom.
"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens
The praetor's curiosity was roused, and he at once proceeded to ply the poor fellow with bewildering cross-questions.
"The Emperor, Complete" by Georg Ebers
After he had parted from Mary he rode back to Westminster, and crossed the river by the horse-ferry that plied there.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
Hare-skin thongs of triple ply were wound about Diable's crossed arms from wrists to elbows.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
Meanwhile King Richard, weak though he was, plied his great cross-bow vigorously and slew many Turks.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
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In news:

PE Pipe Reinforced with Cross-Ply Oriented Tape.
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