Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of crosshatch.
  • n. A method of showing shading by means of multiple small lines that intersect.
  • n. A method of indicating terrain on a map by using the same technique.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In drawing and line engraving, shading with lines that cross one another at an angle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In drawing and engraving, the art of hatching or shading by parallel intersecting lines.

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Examples

  • They are interlaced, weaving together physically to make a place where neighborhoods abut another country, where a single street can pass between two cities as it meanders from building to building (a phenomenon called "crosshatching").

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • Instead of being neighbors, or even divided by a physical barrier, the two cities exist simultaneously in the same area, so that in frequent cases known as "crosshatching" the space of one city intersects and criss-crosses the other.

    The Little Professor:

  • Two citys that exist in the same space, and overlap at areas of "crosshatching".

    August 13th, 2009

  • Whereas the dense thickets of crosshatched lines in Rembrandt's etchings fully exploit the expressive possibilities of chiaroscuro, Degas defines the folds and creases of Tourny's coat with an almost mechanical system of crosshatching, reminiscent of 19th-century line engravings.

    One Master Mines Another

  • The work he seemed to reject, in 1970, was not a single-minded oeuvre, but spanned a remarkable range, from delicate and almost serene studies in red crosshatching that look a bit like a sunset imposed on Monet's waterlilies, to thick, roughly painted and dark forms in the early to mid-1960s that suggest not so much abstraction as a futile effort to paint over and blot out suppressed figurative ideas.

    Art reviews: 'Philip Guston, Roma' and 'David Smith Invents' at the Phillips

  • The attendant pointed out the owner, early 50s with light skin and a round face in a white business shirt with blue crosshatching, talking affably with other men on the street.

    Adam Valen Levinson: Finding The Persian Gulf's Only Synagogue

  • If you prefer a more geometric design like herringbone or crosshatching you might see in a cane chair, that's also possible.

    Ask the Builder: What's the best brick paver for a sidewalk?

  • To get a letter, to see the slant of an envelope crosshatching the inside of your mailbox, and to reach in and pull it out, not knowing who it is from or where--that is the irreplaceable thrill of actual, physical pieces of mail.

    Sarah Blake: What We're Losing With the Closure of 2000 Post Offices

  • A lot of times, covers get cluttered with names and a list of special features within; here, we just have a doctored photograph, and the power of crosshatching prevails.

    Double down your chances of getting all tingly inside later

  • I liked at how Alfredo crosshatched, he came up with the whole technique of crosshatching of one way and then crosshatching the other way.

    RJ Ledesma Interviews Neil Gaiman

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