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Definition of Oblique arch
Oblique archOblique Ob*lique", a. [F., fr. L. obliquus; ob (see Ob-) +
liquis oblique; cf. licinus bent upward, Gr ? slanting.]
[Written also oblike.]
1. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at
right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
It has a direction oblique to that of the former
2. Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence,
disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
The love we bear our friends . . . Hath in it
certain oblique ends. --Drayton.
This mode of oblique research, when a more direct
one is denied, we find to be the only one in our
power. --De Quincey.
Then would be closed the restless, oblique eye. That
looks for evil, like a treacherous spy. --Wordworth.
3. Not direct in descent; not following the line of father
and son; collateral.
His natural affection in a direct line was strong,
in an oblique but weak. --Baker.
Oblique angle, Oblique ascension, etc. See under
Oblique arch (Arch.), an arch whose jambs are not at right
angles with the face, and whose intrados is in consequence
Oblique bridge, a skew bridge. See under Bridge, n.
Oblique case (Gram.), any case except the nominative. See
Oblique circle (Projection), a circle whose plane is
oblique to the axis of the primitive plane.
Oblique fire (Mil.), a fire the direction of which is not
perpendicular to the line fired at.
Oblique flank (Fort.), that part of the curtain whence the
fire of the opposite bastion may be discovered. --Wilhelm.
Oblique leaf. (Bot.)
(a) A leaf twisted or inclined from the normal position.
(b) A leaf having one half different from the other.
Oblique line (Geom.), a line that, meeting or tending to
meet another, makes oblique angles with it.
Oblique motion (Mus.), a kind of motion or progression in
which one part ascends or descends, while the other
prolongs or repeats the same tone, as in the accompanying
Meaning of Oblique arch from wikipedia
- A skew arch
as an oblique arch
) is a method
an arch bridge
to span an obstacle
at some angle other
than a right...
- an abstract mathematical
discussion, see Projection
(linear algebra). Oblique projection
is a simple
type of technical drawing
- (October 1970). "Superior oblique
on five cases
of benign intermittent uniocular
. Ophthalmol. 84 (4): 461–7...
- The Arch
is a First World
War memorial designed
by Sir Edwin Lutyens
Park, Leicester, in the East Midlands
- form four oblique arches
, of which
of the index finger functionally
is the most important, especially
- inferior oblique muscle
or obliquus oculi inferior
is a thin, narrow muscle placed
near the anterior margin
of the floor
of the orbit. The inferior oblique
- Complete Treatise
on the Oblique Arch
on 1 January
so very imperfect. — On the Construction
of Oblique Arches
, William Henry
the deep palmar arch
. The adductor pollicis
by the deep branch
of the ulnar nerve
- The deep palmar arch
(deep volar arch
) is an arterial network found
in the palm. It is usually formed mainly
from the terminal
part of the radial
- by an oblique suture
suture); the tendon
of the temporal muscle
to (i.e. through
of) the arch
, to gain...
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