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oblique -- as in: an oblique reference
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  • I recognized by the oblique feet that it was some extinct creature after the fashion of the Megatherium.

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  • I sat up: oblique strain to the cartilage between the lower ribs.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Sunny was one store down, in front of the stationer’s, and I watched her obliquely from inside.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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