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slant

(slant)
1. a sloping surface of agar in a test tube.

slant

A tube of solid culture medium that is slanted to increase the surface area of the medium; used in culturing bacteria. Synonym: slope (2)
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As realistic memory, "salient" suggests Douglass standing prominently at a podium, but metaphorically, as "the eyes of that harsh long ago," he seems to be hovering far above the sea (an element slantingly transferred from Wordsworth's poem) like Milton's "star.
A thin piece of gauze was thrown slantingly across the person', he added, 'but not sufficient for its purpose'.
Meantime, Queequeg's impulsive, indifferent sword, sometimes hitting the woof slantingly, or crookedly, or strongly, or weakly, as the case might be; and by this difference in the concluding blow producing a corresponding contrast in the final aspect of the completed fabric; this savage's sword, thought I, which thus finally shapes and fashions both warp and woof; this easy, indifferent sword must be chance--aye, chance, free will, and necessity--nowise incompatible--all interweavingly working together.