crisscrossed


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criss·cross

 (krĭs′krôs′, -krŏs′)
v. criss·crossed, criss·cross·ing, criss·cross·es
v.tr.
1. To mark with crossing lines.
2. To move back and forth through or over: crisscrossed the country on a speaking tour.
v.intr.
To move back and forth.
n.
1. A mark or pattern made of crossing lines.
2. A state of being at conflicting or contrary purposes.
adj.
Crossing one another or marked by crossings.
adv.
In a manner or direction that crosses or is marked by crossings.

[Alteration of Middle English Cristcrosse, mark of a cross, short for Cristcross (me speed), may Christ's cross (give me success).]

crisscrossed

adj
crossed over each other
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crisscrossed - marked with crossing lines
reticular, reticulate - resembling or forming a network; "the reticulate veins of a leaf"; "a reticulated highway system"
References in classic literature ?
It was crisscrossed in every direction with long straight lines, sometimes running parallel and sometimes converging toward some great circle.
The plaster, discolored by the steam of many wash-days, was crisscrossed with cracks from the big earthquake of the previous spring.
Here, Judd's hard-hat posture is styled as a form of heterosexual panic, induced by gleaming panels of anodized aluminum that are canted off the wall, crisscrossed, and fringed like a belly dancer's halter top.
The usual bold-type letters covering the front page were replaced by crisscrossed lines forming script of a foreign language.
The Fields were a parade ground used by the Prussians, the Wilhelmine army, the Nazis, and finally the Russians, who crisscrossed the flat ground with earth berms, thrown up as protective outworks for their barracks.
Hot cross beams Novel microstructures of crisscrossed tungsten rods filtered various wavelengths of radiated heat--a talent that someday might boost the efficiency of lightbulbs (161: 334).
Founded in 1886, its first president, Dean William MacDonald, crisscrossed the state, spreading, as Homer Ulrich described in the centennial history of MTNA, "the gospel of music.
I then crisscrossed the country picking up "poor-performing" owner/operators who were giving the industry a bad name and sealed them up in a cave where they would do no one significant harm.
This abstract creature's head, outlined by a leaf or acorn motif that also makes up its body, contains what could be a bottle, a black sky and deco flower, a gyroscope or sphere, a crisscrossed pole or miter, a hillscape, a tiny yellow wedge atop a curving shaft, and a water droplet.
Genant of the University of California, San Francisco and his colleagues scanned the weblike matrix of crisscrossed fibers within bones of premenopausal and postmenopausal women.
Sitting under the veil of its crisscrossed shadows, New Yorkers were enchanted by this grand gesture for their summer pleasure occupying the garden for the few remaining months before it was to close for the museum's major architectural renovation by Yoshio Taniguchi.