herringbone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n herringbone a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern
    • n herringbone a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way; it is used in weaving, masonry, parquetry, embroidery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Herringbone hĕr"rĭng*bōn` Pertaining to, or like, the spine of a herring; especially, characterized by an arrangement of work in rows of parallel lines, which in the alternate rows slope in different directions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n herringbone The bone of a herring.
    • herringbone Resembling the spine of a herring: specifically applied to courses of stone laid at an angle, so that the stones in each course are placed side by side, and obliquely to the right and left in alternate courses. It is a kind of ashler common in late Roman and occurring in the earliest medieval work.
    • herringbone A textile stuff made in this way, as chudders.
    • herringbone To sew or embroider with the herring-bone stitch.
    • herringbone In carpentry, to strengthen (a floor) by herring-bone bridging, that is, with short pieces of studding set diagonally from the lower edge of one beam to near the upper edge of the next.
    • herringbone In masonry, to build, as a wall, of stone, tiles, or bricks laid at an angle with the horizon so as to show on the face in a series of diagonals, generally in alternate courses so as to produce a continued zigzag.
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Usage

In literature:

Mr Bloom walked behind the eyeless feet, a flatcut suit of herringbone tweed.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
BACK OF HERRINGBONE SAMPLER.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
Teach the herringbone stitch on the practice piece, and herringbone over the raw edges of the patch.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin
Raul had stayed in a peasant hut during the rain, a thatched room where woven fronds, carefully herringboned, shut out most of the downpour.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
The brick floor laid in a herringbone pattern, if not original, is certainly early.
"Huntley" by Tony P. Wrenn
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In news:

A menu offers cord braids , French braids , waterfall braids and herringbone or fishtail braids .
Why the switch from Velour to Herringbone.
Bloomberg News The court at the Barclays Center, unveiled today in a photo released by the Nets, features a herringbone design.
Boutique's Herringbone tile in vinyl by Mannington Commercial, 800-241-2262.
Herringbone polyester wall covering by Phillip Jeffries, 973-575-5414.
Herringbone, the $2.5 million "ocean bazaar" eatery from restaurateurs Brian Malarkey and James Brennan, had its grand opening on May 31 at 7837 Herschel Ave in the Village.
Herringbone polyester wall covering by Phillip Jeffries, 973-575-5414.
Precise herringbone slots run the length of the fixture body to provide 170 degrees of even distribution above the fixture at 92-percent energy efficiency and 90-percent light output below the fixture.
Prima and Herringbone are the newest fabrics from the New York-based manufacturer, known for its wide variety of sofa, love seat and chair slipcovers .
The teak grain is visible on the tiles, which come in several stains and shapes, including hexagon, herringbone and chevron.
Herringbone restaurant wants to add sidewalk service.
Kas's jute herringbone line is handwoven and available in six colors.
You can choose between green with tattersall tweed accents (above), and black with herringbone tweed.
The new Kitchen Millennium collection includes 100 percent microfiber towels and cloths in six styles-solids, weaves, checks, stripes, herringbone and houndstooth.
The back patio has a herringbone-patterned flooring, shaded by trees and just off of the living space.
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In science:

This ‘herringbone’ structure clearly allows close-packing of the constituent spheres.
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
A, and tilted smectic-B (herringbone) phases are observed.
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
For such pairs (L, H ), we introduce a herringbone stitch method to find a generalized Cartan decomposition for the double coset space L\G/H , for which there has been no general theory in the non-symmetric case.
A generalized Cartan decomposition for the double coset space U(n_1) x U(n_2) x U(n_3)) U(n) / U(p) x U(q)
The novelty of our method in the non-symmetric case is an idea of ‘herringbone stitch’ (see Section 3).
A generalized Cartan decomposition for the double coset space U(n_1) x U(n_2) x U(n_3)) U(n) / U(p) x U(q)
The proof again uses herringbone ‘stitch’, of which each stitch is a special case of Theorem 3.1 or Theorem 2.2, respectively.
A generalized Cartan decomposition for the double coset space U(n_1) x U(n_2) x U(n_3)) U(n) / U(p) x U(q)
Interestingly, Herringbone patterns have also been reported in frustrated systems17.
Geometric frustration in compositionally modulated ferroelectrics
Elastic Stress Domains and the Herringbone Reconstruction on Au(111), Phys.
Geometric frustration in compositionally modulated ferroelectrics
Herringbone patterns in the microstructure are indicated via solid black lines.
Geometric frustration in compositionally modulated ferroelectrics
The dipoles forming the Herringbone (black lines in panel b).
Geometric frustration in compositionally modulated ferroelectrics
Herringbone patterns in the microstructure are indicated via solid black lines.
Geometric frustration in compositionally modulated ferroelectrics
The dipoles forming the Herringbone (black lines in panel b).
Geometric frustration in compositionally modulated ferroelectrics
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