The breathless peasants reached the quincunx of beeches that formed the edge of the forest.
At last they took a turn to the right; and they drew up in a kind of quincunx in the midst of the pine-trees.
The little gate that open's on the street lets one into the quincunx near the pavilion.
They helped him to construct his quincunx; to plant, to sort spars and stones, and to fix them in the wall.
There are numerous deep pits dug within it in the quincunx form, and capable of concealing a large army.
His house has long been pulled down; his willow has fallen down in utter decay; his quincunx has been destroyed.
What is more beautiful than the quincunx, which, whatever way you look, retains the same direct position?
Toward the tower Criere stood the orchard full of all fruit-trees, set and ranged in a quincunx.
The zone is covered with fine puncta in quincunx, not visible under ordinary illumination.
The four faces of this square axis are pierced with three round, equal, truly-bored holes, arranged in a quincunx.
1640s, originally astrological, of planetary alignments, from Latin, literally "five twelfths" (especially "five unciae," that is, "five-twelfths of an as," the basic unit of Roman currency), from quinque "five" (see quinque-) + uncia "ounce; a twelfth part (of anything)," related to unus "one" (see one). Applied, especially in garden design, to arrangements like the five pips on a playing card (1660s). Related: Quincuncial.