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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A term used when a narrow ribbon of veneer is inserted into the surface of any piece of furniture, wainscoting, etc., so that the grain of it is contrary to the general surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In architecture, said of a hand-railing when a veneer is laid upon its upper side, with the grain of the wood crossing that of the rail, and the extension of the veneer in the direction of its fibers is less than the breadth of the rail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of snakes) having crossing bands on the back

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  • The dark cross-banded snake was making its way across.

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  • 1. A term used to describe snakes that having crossing bands on their backs.

    2. A term used when a narrow ribbon of veneer is inserted into the surface of any piece of furniture, wainscoting, etc., so that the grain of it is contrary to the general surface.

    March 9, 2007