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About one in 300 pregnancies have a transverse fetus at delivery.
  in a crosswise direction (at a right angle to the long axis)
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  • About one in 300 pregnancies have a transverse fetus at delivery.
  • a transverse mounted engine
  • Let’s meet by the statue of Lincoln near the 16th Street transverse.
  • Polyps were removed from the ascending and transverse colon.

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  • Each subassembly consisted of main beams, transverse beam, columns, and a floor slab.
  • A transverse incision was made in the...
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Shortly before noon two of them came into sight on the crest of a transverse ridge some distance to the north.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Holmes cut the cord and removed the transverse bar.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Its long central section—the nave—led directly to the main altar, where it was transversely intersected by a shorter section, known as the transept.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • It seemed such a little thing, so bright and small and still, faintly marked with transverse stripes, and slightly flattened from the perfect round.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds

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  • In a thousand spots the traces of the winter avalanche may be perceived, where trees lie broken and strewed on the ground, some entirely destroyed, others bent, leaning upon the jutting rocks of the mountain or transversely upon other trees.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727 This wall, however, did not absolutely prevent further progress; it was a wall which bordered a transverse street, in which the one he had taken ended.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Longstreet, who had invented a transverse trench, which no one would use, filed the matter forcefully in the dark cavern of his swelling brain and rode into camp.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Bellevigne de l’Etoile nimbly mounted the transverse beam, and in another minute, Gringoire, on raising his eyes, beheld him, with terror, seated upon the beam above his head.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • On the closed square piano a pudding in a huge yellow dish lay in waiting and behind it were three squads of bottles of stout and ale and minerals, drawn up according to the colours of their uniforms, the first two black, with brown and red labels, the third and smallest squad white, with transverse green sashes.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Know, then, innocent eastern friend, that in benighted regions of the west, where the mud is of unfathomable and sublime depth, roads are made of round rough logs, arranged transversely side by side, and coated over in their pristine freshness with earth, turf, and whatsoever may come to hand, and then the rejoicing native calleth it a road, and straightway essayeth to ride thereupon.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Paddling over it, you may see, many feet beneath the surface, the schools of perch and shiners, perhaps only an inch long, yet the former easily distinguished by their transverse bars, and you think that they must be ascetic fish that find a subsistence there.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • A car pirouetted silently while skating on its tires, emerged from this on a transverse angle, and slid to a stop with one headlight thrust into the door of Pe-tersen’s Grocery, which somebody opened at just the right moment— miraculously—so that no damage was done to car or store.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The garden was a narrow strip, bounded from the road, that cut transversely between the blocks, by a thick thorn hedge.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • The patient was a homosexual; the transverse beam, a phallic symbol.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Basteshaw was asleep in a sitting position, transversely.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • On the closed square piano a pudding in a huge yellow dish lay in waiting and behind it were three squads of bottles of stout and ale and minerals, drawn up according to the colours of their uniforms, the first two black, with brown and red labels, the third and smallest squad white, with transverse green sashes.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • For this purpose, a table richly covered with scarlet cloth was placed transversely across the platform, from the middle of which ran the longer and lower board, at which the domestics and inferior persons fed, down towards the bottom of the hall.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • After a while the Doctor descried a footpath which, leading through a transverse valley, would bring them out, as he justly supposed, at a much higher point of the ascent.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Three miles further she cut across the straight and deserted Roman road called Long-Ash Lane; leaving which as soon as she reached it she dipped down a hill by a transverse lane into the small town or village of Evershead, being now about halfway over the distance.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Tell the chief I want another cot rigged on the forward side of Bulkhead F, transverse to the ship, head to starboard.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • He had one of the cells nearest the transverse passage, so Clyde learned after arriving, and had in part lost his mind from worrying.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Quentin had not moved, not even to raise his head from its attitude of brooding bemusement upon the open letter which lay on the open textbook, his hands lying on the table before him on either side of the book and the letter, one half of which slanted upward from the transverse crease without support, as if it had learned half the secret of levitation.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • …weighs The trepidation talked, and that first moved; And now Saint Peter at Heaven’s wicket seems To wait them with his keys, and now at foot Of Heaven’s ascent they lift their feet, when lo A violent cross wind from either coast Blows them transverse, ten thousand leagues awry Into the devious air: Then might ye see Cowls, hoods, and habits, with their wearers, tost And fluttered into rags; then reliques, beads, Indulgences, dispenses, pardons, bulls, The sport of winds: All these,…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • …affixed, 1 sittingroom, 4 bedrooms, 2 servants’ rooms, tiled kitchen with close range and scullery, lounge hall fitted with linen wallpresses, fumed oak sectional bookcase containing the Encyclopaedia Britannica and New Century Dictionary, transverse obsolete medieval and oriental weapons, dinner gong, alabaster lamp, bowl pendant, vulcanite automatic telephone receiver with adjacent directory, handtufted Axminster carpet with cream ground and trellis border, loo table with pillar and…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He watched attractive women enter and leave the local Victoria’s Secret across a long marble transverse.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Now and then a hen would cluck in a peculiar way, and Velu knew, don’t ask me how, that it meant an egg was stuck in a transverse position.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • So rapid was our progress that points of rock at a considerable distance one from the other appeared like portions of transverse lines, which enclosed us in a kind of net, like that of a line of telegraphic wires.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The holes for planting the trees were ready, and now the transverse beams were being fitted to their places.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Transverse to the length were innumerable tables made of slabs of polished stone, raised perhaps a foot from the floor, and upon these were heaps of fruits.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • All this volume is about Greece, you know," Mr. Brooke wound up, rubbing his thumb transversely along the edges of the leaves as he held the book forward.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • At one end of this ghastly apartment was a large fire-grate, over the top of which were stretched some transverse iron bars, half devoured with rust.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The niche was entirely filled by a thing which resembled a colossal and wretched door; it was a vast, formless assemblage of perpendicular planks, the upper ones being broader than the lower, bound together by long transverse strips of iron.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • There he encountered a barrier of black shutters, re-enforced and fortified with transverse beams of wood painted a gingerbread yellow.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The sun was just setting, and the Clock Tower and the Houses of Parliament rose against one of the most peaceful skies it is possible to imagine, a sky of gold, barred with long transverse stripes of reddish-purple cloud.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Exploring, I found another short gallery running transversely to the first.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • There were at least two hundred deer between the two groups of wolves, and more were coming constantly into view around the eastern shoulder of the transverse ridge.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • This grating, made of stout, transverse bars, was about two feet square.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Worse yet, and productive of perhaps the most grinding and destroying of all the miseries here—the transverse passage leading between the old death house on the one hand and the execution-chamber on the other.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Back somewhere in the city he had fallen exhausted under the transverse beam of his cross, which, as a condemned person, custom required him to bear to the place of execution; now a countryman carried the burden in his stead.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Catherine continued to live in her father’s house in spite of its being represented to her that a maiden lady of quiet habits might find a more convenient abode in one of the smaller dwellings, with brown stone fronts, which had at this time begun to adorn the transverse thoroughfares in the upper part of the town.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • And then at four the following morning—the keepers in charge of the deadly work coming silently along the main passage and drawing the heavy green curtains with which the cells were equipped so that none might see the fatal procession which was yet to return along the transverse passage from the old death house to the execution room.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He looked, and saw a spacious plain, whereon Were tents of various hue; by some, were herds Of cattle grazing; others, whence the sound Of instruments, that made melodious chime, Was heard, of harp and organ; and, who moved Their stops and chords, was seen; his volant touch, Instinct through all proportions, low and high, Fled and pursued transverse the resonant fugue.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Jean Valjean experienced an indescribable contagion of tranquillity in that alley of ancient Paris, which is so narrow that it is barred against carriages by a transverse beam placed on two posts, which is deaf and dumb in the midst of the clamorous city, dimly lighted at mid-day, and is, so to speak, incapable of emotions between two rows of lofty houses centuries old, which hold their peace like ancients as they are.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The stripes of the scourging he had received in the early morning were still bloody upon his back; yet he was laid pitilessly down, and stretched upon the cross—first, the arms upon the transverse beam; the spikes were sharp—a few blows, and they were driven through the tender palms; next, they drew his knees up until the soles of the feet rested flat upon the tree; then they placed one foot upon the other, and one spike fixed both of them fast.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
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