oblique strokes

ob·lique strokes

(ō-blēk' strōks)
Instrumentation strokes using a pulling action diagonal to the long axis of the tooth; used most commonly on facial and lingual surfaces.
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Vertical and oblique strokes are the only strokes used for press-open strokes.
33, hieroglyphic text: delete oblique strokes at the beginnings of lines 3, 4, and 5.