An area of 30-year-old lime trees, planted in a special pattern called a quincunx
to provide shade and shelter in the summer like an outdoor room, was a wonderful example of arboreal thinking which wouldn't be out of place at Kew Gardens.
Galton's famous quincunx
was a vertical board with equally spaced pegs and a hole at the top in which marbles could be placed.
When I returned for the evening meal hours later--the call of the cook's ram-horn trumpet had echoed like a battle cry through the clay walls of the deserted village--the men were pitching quoits for quincunx
fundamental refinable functions and quincunx
Cork had compacted the English quincunx
plan into such wildly romantic houses as Mallow Castle.
That Ate the Universe: A Real Theory of Everything" is a metaphysical studies book about the concept of quincunxes
, an arrangement of five things that everything in the universe is crafted from, such as matter, forces, qi, luminosity, and spirit.
TEJEDOR CABRERA, Jose Maria, 'Variations on the Quincunx
in "Grace"', in Papers on Joyce, 13, pp.
If you play Scrabble you'll be delighted to hear you have a Quincunx
The layers of Tiresoil (three layers at least in order to ensure the periodicity of material) are laid out the ones on the others in double quincunx
with a shift of a semi-diameter, without thickness of sand between them.
Eight other essays look at Alexander Kinglake's Eothen (1844) and the discourse of eastern travel, the notion of death in the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Tao Yuanming, spatial designs and meaning-slides in Charles Palliser's The Quincunx
, and other topics.
To the reading public, this was Palliser's second novel but, as the author himself has explained, he actually wrote it during a short break from work on The Quincunx
is a pattern of five objects in which four occupy the corners of an imaginary square and the fifth is placed in the centre.