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  • n. Plural form of hachure.


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  • The handwriting on the label, as I gazed, appeared less and less like script and more like disconnected, scratchy lines or hachures, owing to the formation of lacunae in the inky traces.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • The attractive character of certain localities in Ireland and abroad, as represented in general geographical maps of polychrome design or in special ordnance survey charts by employment of scale numerals and hachures.


  • Baker's Pond receives its water from the little creek which rises in the small clump of timber just south of the pond, and the hachures along the northern end represent the steep banks of a dam.

    Manual of Military Training Second, Revised Edition

  • The hachures, unconnected at their outer extremities, indicate the fills or embankments over which the track runs.

    Manual of Military Training Second, Revised Edition

  • The hachures, connected along their outer extremities, represent the cut through which the railroad passes.

    Manual of Military Training Second, Revised Edition

  • Its steep banks are indicated by successive dashes, termed _hachures_.

    Manual of Military Training Second, Revised Edition

  • Muskwa's poetry, prose, and graphic art together suggest - like a map's altitude tints and hachures - "torqued lines" of self: "creeks, canyons, peaks and passes, the mountains like thumbprints, the valleys like sexual clefts, the darker contour of the treeline linking swirl to swirl." ... News

  • Ryan, remind me to ask you about particle systems and hachures sometime.


  • Maps in black and white and showing 20-foot contours, railroads, survey markers, landmarks, vegetation, watercourses, roads, hachures for edges of mesas, and boundary line.

    David Rumsey Maps


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