Usage examples for Quincunx

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. “ 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. All that about the quincunx is most baffling. ” – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. These should be planted in quincunx order, i. ” – Cacao Culture in the Philippines by William S. Lyon
  12. 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
  13. He planted the grand quincunx – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft