Counterchanging
Counterchange Coun`ter*change" (koun`t[~e]r*ch[=a]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterchanged} (-ch?njd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterchanging}.] 1. To give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange. [1913 Webster]

2. To checker; to diversify, as in heraldic counterchanging. See {Counterchaged}, a., 2. [1913 Webster]

Witch-elms, that counterchange the floor Of this flat lawn with dusk and bright. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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