Aug 21, 2006

Rapid Rhetoric: HACHURE

This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

hachure - n. a line used in shading relief maps to indicate the steepness of elevated slopes; v. to shade a relief map with hachures.

The word hachure is derived from the French hacher, meaning "to crosshatch."

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