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Definition 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
  • The house has a decorative lattice fence in front.
lattice = a pattern made from crisscrossing two sets of lines diagonally
  • a crystal lattice
  • The moon was setting and the lattice-work shadows were fading into fuzzy nothingness.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • lattice = crisscrossed wood
  • A circular domed tent of skins stretched over a lattice framework.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • lattice = sticks crisscrossed diagonally
  • Clutching the steel lattice-grille, he peered down in the pit.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • lattice = a pattern made from crisscrossing two sets of lines
  • 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
  • lattices = strips of wood crisscrossed and fastened together so they leave squares or diamond-shaped spaces where they do not overlap
  • Moonlight played on the high iron-latticed pavilions.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • 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
  • With this he was a mere lattice of bones; when he opened his eyes to greet her it was as if she were looking into immeasurable space.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Here the roof, latticed through and through with fine roots, was very strong.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Bourne dragged him out of sight into a latticed arbour with a profusion of bougainvillaea that reached nearly 6 feet high.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Now there were only the dark woods ahead; underfoot, the path, latticed with thick roots hidden under the fallen leaves, was invisible.
    Lois Lowry  --  Number the Stars
  • Lourdes looks up through the steel lattice of the bridge coated black with exhaust.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Same walls, same ceiling, latticed with brown roots that looked dead or dying.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • Archer nodded, and pushed his telegram under the lattice.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • 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
  • "Well, Smiley kep' the beast in a little lattice box, and he used to fetch him down-town sometimes and lay for a bet.
    Mark Twain  --  The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  • 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
  • Harry cast one slight glance at the latticed window, and jumped into the carriage.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The farmhouses were my delight, with thatched roofs, ivy up to the eaves, latticed windows, and stout women with rosy children at the doors.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women

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