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Gulliver's Travels
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevil, without one right angle in any apartment; and this defect arises from the contempt they bear to practical geometry, which they despise as vulgar and mechanic; those instructions they give being too refined for the intellects of their workmen, which occasions perpetual mistakes.

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  • The lines intersect at right angles.
  • He walked slowly toward the truck, his eyes on me the whole way, black beret tilted at exactly the right angle on his head.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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