Synonyms for quincunx
- quintuplets. associatedwords: quinary
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Associated words: quinary, quintuple, quintuplicate, quincunx.
There are numerous deep pits dug within it in the quincunx form, and capable of concealing a large army.
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.
What is more beautiful than the quincunx, which, whatever way you look, retains the same direct position?
His house has long been pulled down; his willow has fallen down in utter decay; his quincunx has been destroyed.
They helped him to construct his quincunx; to plant, to sort spars and stones, and to fix them in the wall.
Toward the tower Criere stood the orchard full of all fruit-trees, set and ranged in a quincunx.
The four faces of this square axis are pierced with three round, equal, truly-bored holes, arranged in a quincunx.
The zone is covered with fine puncta in quincunx, not visible under ordinary illumination.
The planting of a quincunx or the presentation of a pump to the parish might have proved his solitary title to fame.
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.