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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 we evolved in our understanding of the 3-3, we figured out that we could get the same advantages from slanting without really slanting.
Slanting the head takes its center line off the center of the body, so the arm and hand must accommodate the head to keep the fingertips over the center line of the head.
Slanting the Story: The Forces That Shape the News By Trudy Lieberman.
And certainly that sunrise-glinted golden dome above the slanting red terrazzo roof beyond my hotel window glass reminds me of just how this may be true.
Mandel blames New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, and Greg Mankiw, President Bush's head of the Council of Economic Advisers, for misleading generations of students and slanting public policy against scientific innovation.
But perhaps the quickest, most aggressive way of closing off the gaps is by slanting the defensive line.