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tra vers

  • n  a horizontal beam that extends across something
  • n  a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
  • n  taking a zigzag path on skis
  • n  travel across
  • v  travel across or pass over
  • v  to cover or extend over an area or time period
    Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres
  • v  deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

  • A pair of German merchant ships traverse the fabled Northeast Passage Plenty have tried.
  • Anyone who wants to traverse the chamber has to crawl through a tight passage, lighted by a string of dim electric light bulbs, where the dirt has been painstakingly cleared away.
  • A pair of German merchant ships traverse the fabled Northeast Passage .
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  • John Howard in The Wimmera Mail Times
    The governor's actions are far beyond the bounds of political gamesmanship. Though his means may be the legal mechanism of a lawsuit, his ends traverse into a dark realm that ultimately seeks to replace the rule of law with rule by a single... Michael Madigan Chicago Tribune,1,1354783.story&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHY9X19Udt0SGgzNrH632SUaPQZ3Q Sep 26, 2007 101734 134924 traverse On the increasing strategic importance of China, Mr Howard said the new dialogue would allow us to regularly traverse all details of this very important relationship".
  • Samari Rolle in Boston Globe (registration)
    The international sector will traverse 170, 000 kilometres by land, air and sea and it will arrive in India on 25 of June from Pakistan at the Wagah border and it will start a 100-day national tour. The national stretch is about 20, 000 kilometres,... Suresh Kalmadi Sify Oct 23, 2009 101736 134927 travesty Rolle added, It's a travesty when you go out there and play that hard and the refs decide the outcome."

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