Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A net or mesh foundation for lace.
  • n. Astronomy A reference grid of fine lines forming uniform squares on a photographic plate or print, used to aid in measurement.
  • n. A mosaic screen of fine lines of three colors, used in color photography.

Etymologies

French, from Old French reseuil, diminutive of raiz, net, from Latin rēte.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Oh for Christ sake will everyone stop being such a bunch of overreacting hysterical dramaqueens FFS "Enemies Within" I ask you.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • It's a word that has no equivalent in English. (if you think it does, please correct me) It has something to do with the exaggerated way dramaqueens act when something is wrong with them.

    Crossfire in the Blackrock Depths

  • it has mystery to it, and a lot of it! its perfect for teenage girls who live life as dramaqueens me. its a good book!

    Review: Private by Kate Brian

  • I can only find one listed as english (the November 2008 one with no picture, and a “Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available” type message), and I’d assumed it was a remnant date for a ‘never actually published’ book (as with books that aren’t released on amazons dates, dates that are reschduled, or most of dramaqueens catalogue)

    The Shôjo-Sunjeong Alphabet: C

  • a light shower in the heart of night the old house creaks. miwuwei: fresh plucked earth smells like the coming home once! brought in some yellow quince+marrons to raost, red big apples to seduce the naiv princes+get rid of wannabe dramaqueens, red wildwine+the last raisingrapes, corn, cosmeas, young kittens allover+bushytails sleepybigeyemouses, last warm sunrays .... spring promise by the planted flowerbulbs, ... even a delicious melancholia camed back in time! autumn! zbishak:

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