Monday, March 21, 2016

Word of the day: hachuring

The word of the day is hachuring:
  1. one of a series of short parallel lines drawn on a map to indicate topographic relief.
  2. shading composed of such lines; hatching.

"Petermann greeted Bennett in the drafting room of his institute, where teams of apprentice cartographers sat hunkered over their tilted tables, working with compasses and horsehair paintbrushes and hachuring pens."

 - Hampton Sides, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

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