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Oblique arch
Oblique 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 motion. --Cheyne. 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 Angle,Ascension, etc. Oblique arch (Arch.), an arch whose jambs are not at right angles with the face, and whose intrados is in consequence askew. Oblique bridge, a skew bridge. See under Bridge, n. Oblique case (Gram.), any case except the nominative. See Case, n. 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 example.

Meaning of Oblique arch from wikipedia

- A skew arch (also known as an oblique arch) is a method of construction that enables 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 of graphical projection...
- (October 1970). "Superior oblique myokymia. Report and discussion on five cases of benign intermittent uniocular microtremor". Arch. Ophthalmol. 84 (4): 461–7...
- The Arch of Remembrance is a First World War memorial designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and located in Victoria Park, Leicester, in the East Midlands of England...
- form four oblique arches, of which the arch of the index finger functionally is the most important, especially for precision grip, while the arch of the...
- 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 is...
- Complete Treatise on the Oblique Arch, published on 1 January 1839] remains so very imperfect. — On the Construction of Oblique Arches, William Henry Barlow...
- forms the deep palmar arch. The adductor pollicis is innervated by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (C8–T1). Between the oblique and transverse heads...
- 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 artery...
- by an oblique suture (the zygomaticotemporal suture); the tendon of the temporal muscle p****es medial to (i.e. through the middle of) the arch, to gain...
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