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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Traverse  \Trav"erse\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Traversed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Traversing}.]  [Cf.  F.  traverser.  See  {Traverse},  a.] 
  1.  To  lay  in  a  cross  direction;  to  cross. 
  The  parts  should  be  often  traversed,  or  crossed,  by 
  the  flowing  of  the  folds.  --Dryden. 
  2.  To  cross  by  way  of  opposition;  to  thwart  with  obstacles; 
  to  obstruct;  to  bring  to  naught. 
  I  can  not  but  .  .  .  admit  the  force  of  this 
  reasoning,  which  I  yet  hope  to  traverse.  --Sir  W. 
  3.  To  wander  over  to  cross  in  traveling;  as  to  traverse  the 
  habitable  globe. 
  What  seas  you  traversed,  and  what  fields  you  fought. 
  4.  To  pass  over  and  view;  to  survey  carefully. 
  My  purpose  is  to  traverse  the  nature,  principles, 
  and  properties  of  this  detestable  vice  -- 
  ingratitude.  --South. 
  5.  (Gun.)  To  turn  to  the  one  side  or  the  other  in  order  to 
  point  in  any  direction;  as  to  traverse  a  cannon. 
  6.  (Carp.)  To  plane  in  a  direction  across  the  grain  of  the 
  wood;  as  to  traverse  a  board. 
  7.  (Law)  To  deny  formally,  as  what  the  opposite  party  has 
  alleged.  When  the  plaintiff  or  defendant  advances  new 
  matter,  he  avers  it  to  be  true,  and  traverses  what  the 
  other  party  has  affirmed.  To  traverse  an  indictment  or  an 
  office  is  to  deny  it 
  And  save  the  expense  of  long  litigious  laws,  Where 
  suits  are  traversed,  and  so  little  won  That  he  who 
  conquers  is  but  last  undone.  --Dryden. 
  {To  traverse  a  yard}  (Naut.),  to  brace  it  fore  and  aft. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Traversing  \Trav"ers*ing\,  a. 
  Adjustable  laterally;  having  a  lateral  motion,  or  a  swinging 
  motion;  adapted  for  giving  lateral  motion. 
  {Traversing  plate}  (Mil.),  one  of  two  thick  iron  plates  at 
  the  hinder  part  of  a  gun  carriage,  where  the  handspike  is 
  applied  in  traversing  the  piece.  --Wilhelm. 
  {Traversing  platform}  (Mil.),  a  platform  for  traversing  guns. 

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