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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

H is For Hachure


Day 8 of the A to Z Challenge has arrived and with it the letter H.

hachure (hash-yoor) n shading of short lines drawn on a map to indicate the degree of steepness of a hill [French]

I knew that such lines existed on a map but I didn't know that this is what they were called.

Granted I don't look at maps that often these days... and I didn't look at them a great deal whilst I was at school - occasionally in geography until I stopped studying that and the odd couple of times they sent us orienteering.

See you tomorrow.

4 comments:

Jo said...

No I didn't know that one Chippy. It is interesting either learning new words or being reminded of ones not used very often.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Krista McLaughlin said...

So that is what it is called! Very cool - I learned something new!

Rhonda said...

Like you, I didn't know what the lines were called, nor how to read the steepness line. I still use maps, especially when we travel.

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
Visiting from AtoZ #41

Watercolor Paintings said...

It is interesting learning new words :) Thanks for sharing this!