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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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Jerry felt his jowl and jaw clutched still more harshly and hardly, and, with increase of harshness and hardness, he was flung farther down the deck, which, on account of its growing slant due to heavier gusts of wind, had become a steep and slippery hill.
Look at him huntin' for a slant!" says Captain Hodgson.
There is the faint "szgee" of the rudder, and back slides the arrow to 6000 on a falling slant of ten or fifteen knots.
A vortex has us by the beak and we dive down a two-thousand foot slant at an angle (the dip-dial and my bouncing body record it) of thirty-five.
So we breakfast in the arms of an easterly slant which pushes us along at a languid twenty.
It was planted straight up the mountain with the slant of a ladder that leans against a house, and it seemed to us that man would need good nerves who proposed to travel up it or down it either.
On the plus side, it meant he and The Slants' other members had collective ownership over merchandise and licensing (a big money-maker for bands).
In 2010, a dance-rock music band called The Slants applied to register their mark and they, too, were rejected.
According to a research carried out by the National Pen Company in the U.S., writing with no slants means that one is probably ruled by logic.
The Slants, a Portland dance rock band, are no strangers to Eugene, and they will return Saturday for a concert at one of their most beloved local venues, the WOW Hall, as part of a national tour for their latest EP, "The Band Which Must Not Be Named."
The evening of Easter Sunday, a couple dozen people at Flying Dog Brewery, in Frederick, Maryland, were singing and shuffling along to a concert by the Slants, an all-Asian American rock band whose leader is a plaintiff in a pending Supreme Court case.