oblique line


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ob·lique line

[TA]
a diagonal, sloping or slanting line; a line that is neither parallel nor perpendicular, neither horizontal nor vertical. See: oblique line of mandible, oblique line of thyroid cartilage.
Synonym(s): linea obliqua [TA]
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The kitchen sink is in the living/dining end of the apartment, and in the larger units the end of the room furthest from the entrance of the gallery can be curtained off to make a bedroom wedge-shaped in plan, for a track may be fitted on the ceiling for this curtain, following the oblique line of the wall of the compartment, projected to the window wall.
The flower water-colors of the '20s are courageously dismissed as mediocre and mercenary; the quarrel with Theo van Doesburg is thoroughly revisited (we learn that the latter's use of the oblique line, until now thought to be the main cause of the dispute, was rather an effect of the rift); and numerous other issues are handled with brio, but on the whole the work-by-work readings that were so engaging in the first part of the book are scarce in this later one.
The flower water-colors of the '20s are courageously dismissed as mediocre and mercenary; the quarrel with Then van Doesburg is thoroughly revisited (we learn that the latter's use of the oblique line, until now thought to be the main cause of the dispute, was rather an effect of the rift); and numerous other issues are handled with brio, but on the whole the work-by-work readings that were so engaging in the first part of the book are scarce in this later one.
It's a form that was introduced in the 4th Hijri century with its curved, oblique lines and elegant cursive script replacing the straight angular form of Kufic, still used by many calligraphers to this day as their preferred form of calligraphy.
Functioning almost as three-dimensional wallpaper, the thin string circled around small brass nails, creating oblique lines that ran parallel to or across one another, outlining diamond shapes.
In the first case, the CRP shows oblique lines that reveal matches between the two versions, but in the second this pattern does not appear.
At Lake Annsjon, close by the Norway-Sweden border, two large figures of elk are known, classic in their subject and manner of depiction to the hunters' tradition; we now have two new areas of engraving on an adjacent surface with puzzling patterns of parallel and oblique lines.