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The house has a decorative lattice fence in front.
  an object or pattern made from crisscrossing two sets of lines — leaving diamond- or square-shaped spaces where they do not overlap


an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern
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lattice lattices latticed
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  • The house has a decorative lattice fence in front.
  • a crystal lattice
  • A circular domed tent of skins stretched over a lattice framework.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Calypso had arbors covered with six different colors of roses, lattices filled with honeysuckle, rows of grapevines bursting with...
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth

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  • Clutching the steel lattice-grille, he peered down in the pit.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • She gestures to a lattice-screen doorway leading to another room.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • When I look outside I see the rain has turned to snow, thousands of snowflakes melting down the latticed windows and making the moonlight that comes through the panes look watery and full of movement, shadows twisting and blurring on the floor, alive.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Two women in white blouses sit in front of black sewing machines with the word Singer spelled out in gold along the body, pumping one foot on the iron lattice step that moves the needle up and down.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Everything is composed of webs and lattices and upheavals of sound and texture.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Stretched out before her, acres of dead grapevines hung in rows on wooden lattices, like gnarled miniature skeletons.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • I watched stars winking through the lattice of black branches overhead, and fell asleep again with his comforting weight still warm on top of me.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The moon was setting and the lattice-work shadows were fading into fuzzy nothingness.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • So when I got home I went out into the backyard and sat down on this rusting latticed patio chair and called him.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Clary could see his face now—it was dead-white and papery, latticed with a black network of horrible scars that almost obliterated his features.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • There was an arch-shaped trellis near the playground, in the shadow of a row of hibiscus trees, a few green vines climbing up the timber lattice.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • On descending, we saw through the lattice-work several boats which were gradually becoming more distinct to our view.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The piece of ordnance referred to, was mounted in a separate fortress, constructed of lattice-work.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • No smoke came from the chimney, and the little lattice windows gaped forlorn.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Merely the branch of a fir-tree that touched my lattice as the blast wailed by, and rattled its dry cones against the panes!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He had opened, not only the glass window, but the lattice blind outside it, and he had closed both again, and he shivered through his frame.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • She thrust forth her head from the lattice, and looked anxiously upward.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Honeysuckle climbed up one wall like a lattice, winding all the way up and over the thick wooden shingles.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • You knows mighty well Ah’s too big ter crawl thoo dem lattices.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And now I pass on to another thread which I have extricated out of the tangled skein, the mystery of the sobs in the night, of the tear-stained face of Mrs. Barrymore, of the secret journey of the butler to the western lattice window.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Harry cast one slight glance at the latticed window, and jumped into the carriage.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Alongside them were white oaks, beeches, maples, walnuts, sycamores, birches, willows, cedars, pines, and hemlocks, all enmeshed in a lattice of wild grapevine, comprising one of the greatest assortment of forest trees in the Northern Hemisphere.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Sculpted metal roses wound in vines up the tall posts and formed a bowery lattice overhead.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • He was also strapped to a steel lattice which was bolted to a flatcar on rails, And there was no way he could turn his head or touch the pipe.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • The steps and banisters were of oak; the staircase window was high and latticed; both it and the long gallery into which the bedroom doors opened looked as if they belonged to a church rather than a house.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • For the longest while she stared at the blue-ribbon winner, the oven-hot cherries simmering under the crisp lattice crust, and then she was overcome, and hugging Nancy, asked, "Honest, did I really make it myself?"
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • That the weather being calm, he rowed round me several times, observed my windows and wire lattices that defended them.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • He turned over on his back and looked weakly up into the sky through the high shifting lattices of light.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • He led the way through past a dark honeycomb lattice that directed a cool wash of air across Paul when he passed it.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Goody Cloyse, that excellent old Christian, stood in the early sunshine at her own lattice, catechizing a little girl who had brought her a pint of morning’s milk.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • So saying he knocked loudly with his swordhilt upon the open lattice.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • From time to time he paused in front of the dim window with its leaden lattice, listened, looked, and stamped his foot.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The first detail that struck the observer was, that the door could never have been anything but the door of a hovel, while the window, if it had been carved out of dressed stone instead of being in rough masonry, might have been the lattice of a lordly mansion.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • To go on with my story; the courtyard of our prison was overlooked by the windows of the house belonging to a wealthy Moor of high position; and these, as is usual in Moorish houses, were rather loopholes than windows, and besides were covered with thick and close lattice-work.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • We drank the sassprilluh and T.P.pushed the bottle through the lattice, under the house,and went away.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Archer nodded, and pushed his telegram under the lattice.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Its walls were of lattice-work, but there was still a roof which could give shelter.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Observing his extreme solicitude, she firmly added, "I myself will stand at the lattice, and describe to you as I can what passes without."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • They are in the form of an ordinary door, (a single, not a folding door) except that the lower half is latticed or worked in open trellis—thus affording an excellent hold for the hands.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • My mother opened the latticed door which led from the hall to the staircase.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Clary thought of medieval paintings of saints consumed in the blaze of holy ecstasy—and the angel’s wings flew wide and white before they, too, caught and blazed up, a lattice of shimmering fire.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • A handsome man leaned idly from the lattice.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • And now I see the outside of our house, with the latticed bedroom-windows standing open to let in the sweet-smelling air, and the ragged old rooks’-nests still dangling in the elm-trees at the bottom of the front garden.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He was watchman too, and slept on rags back of the green lattice before the seldom used front door.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • They compel me to leave the pool, and I have to pass again through a moist, slippery shaft, until I come through a little latticed door into the open.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Close by was an open-air pavilion made of dark wood lattice screens and rows of column posts supporting its heavy tiled roof.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
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