hatching


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hatch \Hatch\ (h[a^]ch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hatched
   (h[a^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Hatching.] [F. hacher to chop,
   hack. See Hash.]
   1. To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and
      engraving. See Hatching.
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            Shall win this sword, silvered and hatched.
                                                  --Chapman.
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            Those hatching strokes of the pencil. --Dryden.
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   2. To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep. [Obs.]
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            His weapon hatched in blood.          --Beau. & Fl.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hatching \Hatch"ing\, n. [See 1st Hatch.]
   A mode of execution in engraving, drawing, and miniature
   painting, in which shading is produced by lines crossing each
   other at angles more or less acute; -- called also
   crosshatching.
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