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lattice
used in Gulliver's Travels

3 uses
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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

or:

an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern
  • That the weather being calm, he rowed round me several times, observed my windows and wire lattices that defended them.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (93% in)
  • This travelling-closet was an exact square, with a window in the middle of three of the squares, and each window was latticed with iron wire on the outside, to prevent accidents in long journeys.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (45% in)
  • A breach in one single pane of glass would have been immediate death: nor could any thing have preserved the windows, but the strong lattice wires placed on the outside, against accidents in travelling.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (88% in)

There are no more uses of "lattice" in Gulliver's Travels.

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