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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTERSECTING

The walls showed the bark of logs and tufts of intersecting moss.

Then with a teacup or saucer draw some circles, intersecting or lapping at one edge.

He helped his brother from the car, and looked up the intersecting street.

From it at varying angles ran a number of intersecting avenues.

They came to an intersecting street and Zeke slowed down the car.

More rarely they are not accurately opposed, but placed in two different axes, intersecting at a small variable angle.

The streets are wide, intersecting each other at right angles.

Here was a new base-line for explorers, intersecting the continent from end to end.

In beating, the sticks are held at their intersecting points.

Farther back from the intersecting points are other streets.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, back-formation from intersection, or else from Latin intersectus, past participle of intersecare "intersect, cut asunder," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). Related: Intersected; intersecting.

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