oblique

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  • They could not use oblique fire to prevent the bridge from being seized.
  • Each rear-rank man obliques on the same ground as his file leader. Cited from Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911, by War Department
  • This is the first recorded instance of the military formation later known as the oblique order.
  • Well this should be simple, so I am trying to make it as oblique as possible.
  • A dark oblique band runs below the eye to the mouth.
  • Those lines have smaller oblique lines which lead to the central pool.
  • These are crossed by oblique growth lines, which, are often strongly developed.
  • Cars may be considered one of the most oblique motifs seen in the series.
  • The hands act like oars, and do not waste any power by oblique action.
  • The war at that time devastating Europe received only a single oblique reference.
  • To differentiate between subject, direct object, and oblique objects, word order is used.
  • When used so, some people use special oblique forms for feminine and plural.
  • I go about things in an oblique way.
  • The term oblique object is also employed at times, although what exactly is meant varies from author to author.
  • Rectii act according to their names whereas Obliques act opposite to their names.
  • He made only 3 starts in September while trying to rest his oblique.
  • The mouth is round, very oblique throughout, and may be elongated into a short neck.
  • In its advanced form, sweep theory led to the experimental oblique wing concept.
  • Its use of an oblique style rather than a true italic was extremely influential.
  • There is also an oblique dark streak present behind the eye.
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Meaning of oblique

  • noun Any grammatical case other than the nominative
  • adjective Slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
    the oblique rays of the winter sun, acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles, the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base