• WordNet 3.6
    • n reticule a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
    • n reticule a woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade; used in 18th and 19th centuries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reticule A little bag, originally of network; a woman's workbag, or a little bag to be carried in the hand.
    • Reticule A system of wires or lines in the focus of a telescope or other instrument; a reticle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reticule A bag, originally of network, but later of any formation or material, carried by women in the hand or upon the arm, and answering the purpose of a pocket.
    • n reticule An attachment to a telescope, consisting of a network of lines ruled on glass or of fine fibers crossing each other. These may form squares as in the reticulated micrometer, or they may be arranged meridionally, except two at right angles or perhaps one nearly at right angles, or otherwise. Also reticle.
    • n reticule Same as reticulum, 1.
    • n reticule [capitalized] In astronomy, same as reticulum, 6.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reticule ret′i-kūl a little network bag: a lady's workbag: an attachment to a telescope consisting of a network of lines ruled on glass
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. réticule, L. reticulum, dim. of rete, a net. Cf.Retina Reticle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. reticulumrete, net.


In literature:

Snatchers of reticules, watches, } Grabbers.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 576" by Various
A room in the first floor, with a window of reticulated tracery, is believed to have been the chapel.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
These were formed of hair, twisted into yarn-like threads, and then into bandages, mostly reticulated.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
Then he went, leaving the reticule, and she was alone.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
She always carried a reticule.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
When I had entered she locked the door carefully after me, and replaced the key in the reticule which hung at her girdle.
"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" by Charles Major
The reticulated windows of the church belong to the same period.
"The Evolution Of An English Town" by Gordon Home
Mrs. Owen had placed carefully under a weight a paper she had taken from her reticule.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
Then she filled her reticule with a parcel of simples, in case they should be needed.
"Pepper & Salt" by Howard Pyle
Hinder aspect of tarsus reticulate.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns

In poetry:

We spread our
wings, reticulating
our air space. A man stands
under us and worries
at his ability to do the same.
"Thirteen Blackbirds Looking at a Man" by R S Thomas

In news:

Caribbean Gardens Director David Tetzlaff introduces 'Kaa', a 9-foot reticulated python during his first ever appearance at the zoo to the visitors attending the 'Serpents: Fangs & Fiction' zoo show.
Reticulated Foams Maximize Surface Area-to-Volume Ratio.
Metal, carbon and ceramic reticulated foams—low-density, permeable structures of cells and continuous ligaments—are available in small quantities to researchers and design engineers.
Reticulated Polyurethane Foam For Medical Devices.
Goodfellow recently announced the availability of metal, carbon and ceramic reticulated foams, which are low-density, permeable structures of cells and continuous ligaments that offer important benefits to researchers and design engineers.
Reticulated Foams Maximize Surface Area -to-Volume Ratio.
Museum of Natural History is launching a baby-naming contest for their latest reticulated giraffe born early last month.
The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce the birth of a Reticulated Giraffe calf.
On Sunday, Sept 2, the Zoo's 13-year-old Reticulated Giraffe "Libby" gave birth to her fourth calf, a male weighing 147 pounds and standing about six feet tall.
Witness Lawan, the deadly eighteen-foot reticulated python.
It doesn't help that the sprint button is sluggish, gun reticules are vague, and the automatic reload is a shambles.

In science:

However, as it is a novel design, it will be important to acquire operational experience of a MAPS calorimeter. The second fabrication round in 2008 will produce larger sensors of size 20×20mm2 (limited by the size of a standard CMOS reticule without using stitching) in a dedicated run.
CALICE Report to the Calorimeter R&D Review Panel
Sous-espaces de dimension finie des espaces de Banach r´eticul´es.
Nigel Kalton's work in isometrical Banach space theory
Reticulate evolution is rare in animals but can occur in plants where hybridization between distinct species and even distinct genera is possible.
Does Meaning Evolve?
Thus reticulate evolution between word meaning is not possible for natural languages.
Does Meaning Evolve?
This naive view of speciation does not always hold, see the remarks on reticulate evolution at the end of §3.1, the difference is more one of degree rather than an absolute, there can be fusion between species.
Does Meaning Evolve?