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Usage examples for Quincunx

  1. The planting of a quincunx or the presentation of a pump to the parish might have proved his solitary title to fame – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  2. The rows are 15 inches apart and the plants 18 inches apart in the row in the quincunx form each bed is separated from the rest by a path 80 inches wide – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  3. He the young garden lover sat at the feet of the great garden mystic and began to pore wonderingly over the inscrutable secrets of the quincunx – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  4. And instead of the road with the Gloucestershire hills and lessening clouds in perspective have we not the cedar quincunx – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  5. It is planted with trees in quincunx and although in particular points of view this gives it a symmetrical air yet in others the hand of art is sufficiently concealed to deceive the eye by a representation of the irregular beauties of nature – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  6. Toward the tower Criere stood the orchard full of all fruit trees set and ranged in a quincunx – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I by Various
  7. It was a fine old house roomy airy bright sunny cheerful with large apartments and a capital play ground formed by that old fashioned device a quincunx of linden trees under whose shade we carried on very Amazonian exercises fighting having become one of our favorite recreations – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  8. Small pits were dug before each man's station and this infantry was arranged in harrow formation much as trees are planted in an orchard in quincunx so that any five of them formed a figure somewhat like the five in a pack of cards ” – Crecy by Hilaire Belloc
  9. These should be planted in quincunx order i ” – Cacao Culture in the Philippines by William S. Lyon
  10. All that about the quincunx is most baffling – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  11. He planted the grand quincunx – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  12. “ To this ambition perhaps we owe the Frogs of Homer the Gnat and the Bees of Virgil the Butterfly of Spenser the Shadow of Wowerus and the Quincunx of Browne ” – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  13. The little gate that open's on the street lets one into the quincunx near the pavilion – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue