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 for Hatching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hatch \Hatch\ (h[a^]ch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hatched
     (h[a^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Hatching.] [F. hacher to chop,
     hack. See Hash.]
     1. To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and
        engraving. See Hatching.
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              Shall win this sword, silvered and hatched.
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              Those hatching strokes of the pencil. --Dryden.
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     2. To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep. [Obs.]
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              His weapon hatched in blood.          --Beau. & Fl.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hatching \Hatch"ing\, n. [See 1st Hatch.]
     A mode of execution in engraving, drawing, and miniature
     painting, in which shading is produced by lines crossing each
     other at angles more or less acute; -- called also
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the production of young from an egg [syn: hatch,
      2: shading consisting of multiple crossing lines [syn: hatch,
         hatching, crosshatch, hachure]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  144 Moby Thesaurus words for "hatching":
     accouchement, arabesque, authorship, band, bar, basketry,
     basketwork, beginning, birth, birth throes, birthing,
     blessed event, burr, cancellation, childbearing, childbed,
     childbirth, chiseling, coinage, conception, concoction,
     confinement, contrivance, contriving, creation, creative effort,
     cross-hatching, crossing-out, dash, delineation, delivery,
     demitint, devising, diagonal, dotted line, engravement, engraving,
     etch, etching, fabrication, filigree, fret, fretwork,
     gem-engraving, generation, genesis, giving birth, glass-cutting,
     glyptic, grate, grating, graving, grid, gridiron, grille,
     grillwork, hachure, hairline, half tint, having a baby,
     improvisation, incision, inscript, inscription, interlacement,
     intertexture, intertwinement, invention, labor, lace, lacery,
     lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework, line, lineation, lining,
     making do, marking, mesh, meshes, meshwork, mintage, multiparity,
     nascency, nativity, net, netting, network, origination,
     parturition, plexure, plexus, raddle, reticle, reticulation,
     reticule, reticulum, riddle, score, scoring, scratch, scratching,
     screen, screening, sieve, slash, slashing, stipple, stippling,
     streak, streaking, striation, strip, stripe, striping, stroke,
     sublineation, texture, the Nativity, the stork, tint, tissue,
     tooling, tracery, travail, trellis, trelliswork, type-cutting,
     underline, underlining, underscore, underscoring, virgule, wattle,
     weave, weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft, wicker, wickerwork

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