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latticework

[lat-is-wurk] /ˈlæt ɪsˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work consisting of crossed strips usually arranged in a diagonal pattern of open spaces.
2.
a lattice.
Origin of latticework
1480-1490
First recorded in 1480-90; lattice + work
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  • The end rails should be rabbeted on the inside for the latticework and the glass.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor
  • The frames should be rabbeted on the inside for the latticework and the glass.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor
  • Leaded glass can be used in place of this latticework, if it is desired.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor
  • Well, I was sitting on the ground, up against the latticework of the front porch.

    Gentle Julia Booth Tarkington
  • After the people went home I found three flicker-holes in the latticework over the north windows.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The floors were of earth beaten hard, and the windows had bars or latticework, but no glass.

    Stories of California Ella M. Sexton
  • It sprayed them through the porous shelter of the vines and latticework so that they could not sit on the bench.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson
  • Scrambling through this they became entangled in an abattis, a kind of latticework of limbs and branches.

  • And exactly at nine every night he fired off a brass cannon that he kept in a latticework fortress beside it.

    Tales from Dickens

    Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  • While he took off his coat he looked along the hall and saw its owner sitting, her chin propped on a latticework of fingers.

    The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt
Word Origin and History for latticework
n.

also lattice-work, late 15c., from lattice + work (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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