Yule vs Traverse - What's the difference?
As a noun yule
As a verb traverse is
Christmastide, the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas (between December 24th and January 6th).
A pagan wintertime holiday celebrated by Germanic peoples, particularly the Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon peoples, or a modern reconstruction of this holiday celebrated by neo-pagans.
* Yule log
* Yule tree
* Yule wreath
(climbing) A route used in mountaineering, specifically rock climbing, in which the descent occurs by a different route than the ascent.
(military) In fortification, a mass of earth or other material employed to protect troops against enfilade. It is constructed at right angles to the parapet.
(surveying) A series of points, with angles and distances measured between, traveled around a subject, usually for use as "control" i.e. angular reference system for later surveying work.
(obsolete) A screen or partition.
* 1499 , (John Skelton), The Bowge of Court :
* F. Beaumont
- Than sholde ye see there pressynge in a pace / Of one and other that wolde this lady see, / Whiche sat behynde a traves of sylke fyne, / Of golde of tessew the fynest that myghte be
Something that thwarts or obstructs.
- At the entrance of the king, / The first traverse was drawn.
A trick; a subterfuge.
(architecture) A gallery or loft of communication from side to side of a church or other large building.
- He would have succeeded, had it not been for unlucky traverses not under his control.
(legal) A formal denial of some matter of fact alleged by the opposite party in any stage of the pleadings. The technical words introducing a traverse are absque hoc ("without this", i.e. without what follows).
(nautical) The zigzag course or courses made by a ship in passing from one place to another; a compound course.
(geometry) A line lying across a figure or other lines; a transversal.
(firearms) The turning of a gun so as to make it point in any desired direction.
To travel across, often under difficult conditions.
* Alexander Pope
- He will have to traverse the mountain to get to the other side.
(computing) To visit all parts of; to explore thoroughly.
- what seas you traversed , and what fields you fought
(artillery) To rotate a gun around a vertical axis to bear upon a military target.
- to traverse all nodes in a network
(climbing) To climb or descend a steep hill at a wide angle.
To lay in a cross direction; to cross.
- to traverse a cannon
To cross by way of opposition; to thwart with obstacles; to obstruct.
* Sir Walter Scott
- The parts should be often traversed , or crossed, by the flowing of the folds.
To pass over and view; to survey carefully.
- I cannot but admit the force of this reasoning, which I yet hope to traverse .
(carpentry) To plane in a direction across the grain of the wood.
- My purpose is to traverse the nature, principles, and properties of this detestable vice — ingratitude.
(legal) To deny formally.
- to traverse a board
- And save the expense of long litigious laws, / Where suits are traversed , and so little won / That he who conquers is but last undone.
athwart; across; crosswise
Lying across; being in a direction across something else.
* Sir H. Wotton
- paths cut with traverse trenches
- Oak being strong in all positions, may be better trusted in cross and traverse work.
- the ridges of the fallow field traverse
* traverse drill