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askew
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  • You will notice that it looks singularly askew, and that there is an odd twinkling appearance about this bar, as though it was in some way unreal.’
  • There in the flickering light of the lamp was the machine sure enough, squat, ugly, and askew; a thing of brass, ebony, ivory, and translucent glimmering quartz.

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  • She came out of the water with her glasses askew but still on her head.
  • The earthquake left our pictures hanging askew.

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