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  • No, it won't have right angles and corners (pressure vessels don't like those).†   (source)
  • Mars causes accidents and burns and things like that, and when it makes an angle to Saturn, like now —' she drew a right-angle in the air above her '— that means people need to be extra careful when handling hot things —' That,' said Firenze calmly, 'is human nonsense.†   (source)
  • But, the thing is, no matter how much time my thumbs and I spend with the curves of imaginary women, I am much more in love with the right angles of buildings.†   (source)
  • Pete Ramirez was a blandly handsome man a few years older than Mae, whose office seemed to have no desk, no chairs, no right angles.†   (source)
  • The masters were in their places for the first chapel, seated in stalls in front of and at right angles to us, suggesting by their worn expressions and careless postures that they had never been away at all.†   (source)
  • He had pushed his body against hers, pushing her dress right up above her knee and had trapped her where the shelves met at right angles.†   (source)
  • I drove home and read the directions three times, and I held the stick at the right angle for the right number of seconds, and then I set it on the edge of the sink and ran away like it was a bomb.†   (source)
  • I noted the precision of his moves—the way he neatly opened the box of spaghetti before setting it aside and the way he worked the spatula in careful right angles as he browned the meat.†   (source)
  • It was dark gray, halfway down a corridor that ran at right angles to the main second-floor hallway.†   (source)
  • One moment, she was spinning the way he was spinning, like a top released from its string, and suddenly she was actually on the hood of the car, sliding, sliding toward the windshield in that terrible kind of slow motion, and then she was sliding back toward the front of the car, as if someone had reversed the film projector, and she fell to the pavement, not sliding off but plunging to the pavement strangely, awkwardly, her head at an odd angle, almost at a right angle to her body.†   (source)
  • The continent was a patchwork of harvest-ready right angles below them.†   (source)
  • Oddly, Nancy's grave has been placed at Kinnear's feet, and at right angles to him; the effect is of a sort of bed rug.†   (source)
  • Here he was, late in his senior year in high school, and he'd never heard of a right angle, or the Civil War, or I Love Lucy.†   (source)
  • Carefully, with the blade at just the right angle, she cut through a stalk of insistent rue.†   (source)
  • If I turned directly toward it and held out my left arm at a right angle, that way was west, the way I was headed.†   (source)
  • On top of this workers would set down a layer of steel rails stretching from one end of the pad to the other, and over this a second layer at right angles.†   (source)
  • In 464 BCE, I caused an earthquake that wiped out most of Sparta by hitting a fault line at the right angle.†   (source)
  • A trickle of blood came out under the door, crossed the living room, went out into the street, continued on in a straight line across the uneven terraces, went down steps and climbed over curbs, passed along the Street of the Turks, turned a corner to the right and another to the left, made a right angle at the Buendia house, went in under the closed door, crossed through the parlor, hugging the walls so as not to stain the rugs, went on to the other living room, made a wide curve to avoid the dining-room table, went along the porch with the begonias, and passed without being seen under Amaranta's chair as she gave an arithmetic lesson t†   (source)
  • I had to pack that night to leave camp the next day with both arms bent stiff at right angles, and when we arrived at church the next morning, I still couldn't straighten them.†   (source)
  • "You'll be the public face of the strike," Rahel had said, placing the hat at precisely the right angle, to ride the swell of Yetta's thick hair.†   (source)
  • Stilgar stood at one side motioning them into a low hole that opened at right angles.†   (source)
  • The one on the right had a neck so thick, it forced his head to jut forward at nearly right angles to his shoulders, giving him a stubborn, dim-witted appearance.†   (source)
  • If you look at Baltimore's syphilis rates on a graph, the line runs straight for years and then, when it hits 1995, rises almost at a right angle.†   (source)
  • He pulled the corpse between them and tried to make him bend in half; but the man in black was so stiff Fezzik really had to perspire to get him at right angles.†   (source)
  • Holding one of the nails in his right hand, he showed me the right angle.†   (source)
  • Her books were alphabetized, her shoes lined up in a row, her bed always made, the pillow at a perfect right angle to the wall.†   (source)
  • He knew exactly what it was he should do: lower the fork at the right angle, push it forward, lift it, and guide it to his mouth.†   (source)
  • Now Tom turned so that he stood at right angles, still calmly working away at the rope and though once he looked up at Grace and smiled.†   (source)
  • But after closer investigation I found that I was lying on my stomach with my arm bent at a right angle.†   (source)
  • In a way—I don't know about the Papervine Woman, but the planet Saturn has rings around it, and I suppose they do look like a belt when you see them at the right angle.†   (source)
  • A very small, elderly-looking woman, her body bent at the waist, at a right angle.†   (source)
  • A low hedge ran down to the road just ahead of him but met it at right angles; anyone looking that way would be sure to spot him if he took cover there.†   (source)
  • And if one didn't apply just the right amount of pressure at the right angle when applying leverage, he was more likely to break the radius bone, which would complicate any subsequent fracture of the wrist bones because, as BoneMan put it, your leverage will be shot.†   (source)
  • She rolled down her window and waited for the right angle.†   (source)
  • It's faced at a right angle to us, heading cross-country toward the highway.†   (source)
  • AFTER ALESSANDRO had taken half an hour to position himself and the machine so that his elbows would be bent at just the right angle, he was ready to take Strassnitzky's dictation.†   (source)
  • His head was a solid block that made sharp right angles with his shoulders.†   (source)
  • Nature is at right angles here.†   (source)
  • His feet are set slightly wider than shoulder width, his lean athletic torso is turned at a right angle to the bull's-eye, and his right arm is extended in a line perfectly parallel with the floor.†   (source)
  • When we reach that point we'll refuse the line, form a new line at right angles.†   (source)
  • He walked slowly toward the truck, his eyes on me the whole way, black beret tilted at exactly the right angle on his head.†   (source)
  • Geometry maxims are of this nature: "the whole is greater than any of its parts; things equal to the same are equal to one another; two straight lines cannot enclose a space; all right angles are equal to each other."†   (source)
  • Wmade the right-angle turn into the barracks and ran along the galleries toward the R Company area without much concern for interception.†   (source)
  • They heard a shout from somewhere above them, a woman's voice, and Leamas muttered "Oh, shut up" as he steered clumsily around a right-angle bend in the path and came almost immediately upon a major road.†   (source)
  • Were it not for the branch beneath the balcony and the fact that I'd fallen onto it at just the right angle—I would have fallen to my death.†   (source)
  • I extract significance from melodrama, a significance which it does not in fact contain; but occasionally, from out of this matter, there escapes a thin beam of light that, seen at the right angle, can crack the shell of mortality.†   (source)
  • They are placed parallel with the rail, against the slats, but can be moved out by the actors to stand at right angles to them.†   (source)
  • Just then I caught sight of Sophie at the instant she pushed open the grimy glass front door of the bar, where a slant of golden light somehow captured at exactly the right angle the lovely swerve of her cheekbone below the oval eyes with their sleepy-sullen hint of Asia, and the broad harmony of the rest of her face, including—or, I should say, especially—the fine, elongated, slightly uptilted "Polish schnoz," as Nathan lovingly called it, which terminated in a nice little button.†   (source)
  • Yet their legs were motionless, and soon it was clear also that their bodies were tilted at right angles to that peculiar gangway.†   (source)
  • We reached the cairn and Deirdre turned at right angles to it and headed straight toward the sea.†   (source)
  • The bush boy turned, moved away at right angles, into the scrub.†   (source)
  • I led them back around that right angle some fifty feet and stopped.†   (source)
  • I can give you the windows for each one when they'll be at the right angle for Ares 3 shots—†   (source)
  • Danny stood with his back against the door, looking at the right angle where the hallways joined.†   (source)
  • It's a right angle in a pressure vessel.†   (source)
  • He nails two pieces of wood at right angles, with another nail for the trigger.†   (source)
  • Struggling to get the right angle, he was suddenly distracted.†   (source)
  • The trick is getting the right angle so you puncture the right place.†   (source)
  • There was a right-angle turn, then another, then another.†   (source)
  • Phil and Dr. Stanpole then got into the car and drove slowly away, the headlights forming a bright parallel as they receded down the road, and then swinging into another parallel at right angles to the first as they turned into the Infirmary driveway.†   (source)
  • The Weintraubs were welcomed to their own home-a modest place offering sun-dried adobe, curves instead of right angles, and bare wood floo o, b. also offering a view from the hill which showed an infinite expanse of desert beyond the orange and olive groves.†   (source)
  • The floor, consisting of narrow planks of treated wood, was flat and the vertical sides of the buoyancy tanks were at right angles to it.†   (source)
  • "You have to play in a boxed area and you have to stand at a right angle to the wind," he said proudly.†   (source)
  • I found the Big Dipper and followed the long curve of its stars all the way to the right angle at the end, where the shape angles upward, pointing directly at the polestar.†   (source)
  • The next door down from Chuck's was Pam and Rory's place, directly across from another hallway that led off at right angles to the elevators.†   (source)
  • The elevator hallway, at right angles to the main hallway about halfway down, was stacked with containers of snow they were hauling up to melt for drinking water.†   (source)
  • One of her hands fell away from his and dropped slowly until the arm was stretched out at right angles to her body, the hand dangling limply from the wrist like the hand of a drowning woman.†   (source)
  • Father walked out into the urban jungle of Pondicherry and bought a cow with dark wet eyes, a nice fat hump and horns so straight and at such right angles to its head that it looked as if it had licked an electrical outlet.†   (source)
  • He stared at the door a moment longer, blue-gray eyes wide, then turned quickly and walked back down the corridor toward the main hallway that ran at right angles to the corridor he was in.†   (source)
  • So, if a boat is pushed by a wind but held back by a sea anchor, it will turn until it offers the least resistance to the wind—that is, until it is in line with it and at right angles to the waves, which makes for a front-to-back pitching that is much more comfortable than a side-to-side rolling.†   (source)
  • There looked to be four streets, three running at right angles to the coach road, which was the main avenue of the town.†   (source)
  • The spell propelled Saphira forward, but ever so slowly, for moving at right angles to the wind was like swimming across the Anora River during the height of the spring snowmelt.†   (source)
  • Instantly, I saw our shadows cast across the empty space behind the frame: my mother's tall and thin; Caroline's, her hands on her hips, elbows at right angles.†   (source)
  • She was situated at right angles to him, her legs pulled up, with her arms wrapped around them and her chin resting on her knees.†   (source)
  • With the blade of the falchion at right angles to the ground, unless he deliberately tilted his wrist, any blows he caught on the sword would strike the flat of the blade, saving the edge for attacks of his own.†   (source)
  • He and Gertrude departed at right angles down a cross street, while Roran and the rest resumed their hunt.†   (source)
  • Fifteen of us made the right-angle turn at T Company and immediately spotted ten or twelve upperclassmen loitering beneath the light beside the R Company stairwell.†   (source)
  • With the right angle, the proper light, she could photograph a wheat field and make it seem endless, powerful.†   (source)
  • Bryan thought of Wyatt Earp, of Doc Holliday and the desperadoes who had once ridden through town, but she'd been drawn to the street parade that might've been in Anytown, U.S.A. It was here, caught up in the pageantry and the flavor, that she'd asked Shade his opinion of the right angle for shooting a horse and rider, and he in turn had taken her advice on capturing a tiny, bespangled majorette.†   (source)
  • Missiles and hurled spears turned in mid-flight to speed off at right angles before they could touch upon the chariot or its occupants.†   (source)
  • They placed themselves, Rufo "eyes ahead" and Star where she could see both ways, at the right-angle bend.†   (source)
  • The truck drifted to a stop where a dirt road opened at right angles to the highway.†   (source)
  • This is Doak Place, running off here at right angles.†   (source)
  • Presently the trail bent sharply at right angles.†   (source)
  • lips uttered and his nose drove out smoke, clever and pleasurable in the warm, heavy blue of Michigan; while wood-bracketed trawlers, tarred on the sides, chuffed and vapored outside the water reserved for the bawling, splashing, many-actioned, brilliant-colored crowd; waterside structures and towers, and skyscrapers beyond in a vast right angle to the evading bend of the shore.†   (source)
  • I noticed the man playing on the reed had his big toes splayed out almost at right angles to his feet.†   (source)
  • Finally Rhett turned the horse at right angles and after a while they were on a wider, smoother road.†   (source)
  • Each held his spear at right angles toward the left, and, before the Wart could say anything further, there was a terrific yet melodious thump.†   (source)
  • It turns off at right angles, the wheel-marts of last Sunday healed away now: a smooth, red scoriation curving away into the pines; a white signboard with faded lettering: New Hope Church.†   (source)
  • The sun shone at right-angles to the north wind, leaving the east side of the furrows white with frost.†   (source)
  • He could see the street down which he had come, and the other street, the one which had almost betrayed him; and further away and at right angles, the far bright rampart of the town itself, and in the angle between the black pit from which he had fled with drumming heart and glaring lips.†   (source)
  • At last he turned about and faced the dusty side road that cut off at right angles through the fields.†   (source)
  • The path runs straight as a plumb-line, worn smooth by feet and baked brick-hard by July, between the green rows of laid-by cotton, to the cottonhouse in the center of the field, where it turns and circles the cottonhouse at four soft right angles and goes on across the field again, worn so by feet in fading precision.†   (source)
  • Florence led off at right angles, threading a slow passage through the mesquite.†   (source)
  • The gulch turned at right angles and a great gray slope shut out sight of what lay beyond.†   (source)
  • Telephone wires hum along the white roads, which always run at right angles.†   (source)
  • "—Cart and car being practically at right angles—" The voices of the happy family rose high.†   (source)
  • The canyon had narrowed to half its width, and turned almost at right angles.†   (source)
  • Two great streets, cutting each other at right angles, divided the city into quarters.†   (source)
  • The vibration of the pendulum was at right angles to my length.†   (source)
  • As Archer entered he was smiling and looking down on his hostess, who sat on a sofa placed at right angles to the chimney.†   (source)
  • The double doors are in the middle of the back hall; and persons entering find in the corner to their right two tall file cabinets at right angles to one another against the walls.†   (source)
  • So it was that one night, as Jurgis was on his way out with his gang, an engine and a loaded car dashed round one of the innumerable right-angle branches and struck him upon the shoulder, hurling him against the concrete wall and knocking him senseless.†   (source)
  • The Persian lit his lamp again and flung its rays down two enormous corridors that crossed each other at right angles.†   (source)
  • Thus absorbed, she recrossed the northern part of Long-Ash Lane at right angles, and presently saw before her the road ascending whitely to the upland along whose margin the remainder of her journey lay.†   (source)
  • Crossing at right angles the great thoroughfare on which they walked, was a second canyon-like way, threaded by throngs and vehicles and various lines of cars which clanged their bells and made such progress as they might amid swiftly moving streams of traffic.†   (source)
  • At the very top it was crossed at right angles by a green "ridgeway"—the Ickneild Street and original Roman road through the district.†   (source)
  • There was a little passage in front of me, unpapered and uncarpeted, which turned at a right angle at the farther end.†   (source)
  • I wonder if he sometimes places his feet at just the right angle and adds a special grip to his handshake?†   (source)
  • It was about an hour and a half since he had left her; he went out, took a cab, and stopped it close to her house, in a little street running at right angles to that other street, which lay at the back of her house, and along which he used to go, sometimes, to tap upon her bedroom window, for her to let him in.†   (source)
  • I tried and found by experiment that the tide kept sweeping us westward until I had laid her head due east, or just about right angles to the way we ought to go.†   (source)
  • At regular intervals down the long sides of the room, at right angles with the wall, were iron slabs, grooved like meat-dishes; and on each lay a body.†   (source)
  • I saw then that the unusually forlorn and stunted look of the house was partly due to the loss of what is known in New England as the "L": that long deep-roofed adjunct usually built at right angles to the main house, and connecting it, by way of storerooms and tool-house, with the wood-shed and cow-barn.†   (source)
  • Then, approaching at right angles to the trail and cutting off his retreat they saw a dozen wolves, lean and grey, bounding across the snow.†   (source)
  • When halfway to each gate the leader of each string wheeled at right angles to head straight for the slope.†   (source)
  • There was one main street, very wide, that divided the town and was crossed at right angles by a stream spanned by a small natural stone bridge.†   (source)
  • Venters satisfied himself that the rustlers had not deviated from their usual course, and then he turned at right angles off the cattle trail and made for the head of the pass.†   (source)
  • But some philosophical people have been asking why three dimensions particularly—why not another direction at right angles to the other three?†   (source)
  • The roads, named after victorious generals and intersecting at right angles, were symbolic of the net Great Britain had thrown over India.†   (source)
  • As she arrived at right angles to the sea, the full force of the wind (from which we had hitherto run away) caught us.†   (source)
  • This time running blindly, I went northeastward in a direction at right angles to my previous expedition.†   (source)
  • He worked along to a right angle in the bank which the men had made in the course of mining, and in this angle he came to bay, protected on three sides and with nothing to do but face the front.†   (source)
  • Keeping the Vale on her right, she steered steadily westward; passing above the Hintocks, crossing at right-angles the high-road from Sherton-Abbas to Casterbridge, and skirting Dogbury Hill and High-Stoy, with the dell between them called "The Devil's Kitchen".†   (source)
  • She led the way into a series of connecting rooms that seemed to join each other at right angles, adding as she went, "You do look an awful lot like Gil Griffiths, don't you?"†   (source)
  • That Space, as our mathematicians have it, is spoken of as having three dimensions, which one may call Length, Breadth, and Thickness, and is always definable by reference to three planes, each at right angles to the others.†   (source)
  • The scout faced south, at right angles with the cross-fire from the Comanches, and presently extended his long arm.†   (source)
  • Five or six miles from the lair, the stream divided, its forks going off among the mountains at a right angle.†   (source)
  • He would gently lay one hand on the forearm of the tablemate to his left, a young Bulgarian teacher, or on Madame Chauchat's to his right, then raise that same hand at an angle to command them all to sit in silent expectation of what he was about to say, would then gaze down at a spot on the tablecloth in the vicinity of his captive—lifting his eyebrows until the creases, which started up from the corners of his eyes and then turned in a right angle across his brow, grew even deeper and more masklike—and open his large, ragged lips as if he were about to utter something of vast import.†   (source)
  • Splits appeared in deep breaks, and gorges running at right angles, and then the Pass opened wide at a junction of intersecting canyons.†   (source)
  • The current had turned at right angles, sweeping round along with it the tall schooner and the little dancing coracle; ever quickening, ever bubbling higher, ever muttering louder, it went spinning through the narrows for the open sea.†   (source)
  • It is sensibly planned, with a redbrick club on its brow, and farther back a grocer's and a cemetery, and the bungalows are disposed along roads that intersect at right angles.†   (source)
  • The Macedonia was now but a mile away, the black smoke pouring from her funnel at a right angle, so madly she raced, pounding through the sea at a seventeen-knot gait—"'Sky-hooting through the brine," as Wolf Larsen quoted while gazing at her.†   (source)
  • The highroad passed over a saddle, and a track went thence at right angles alone the ridge of the down.†   (source)
  • Before long Stewart wheeled at right angles off the trail and entered a hollow between two low bluffs.†   (source)
  • Under cover of this circumstantial narrative, to which Mrs. Beaufort listened with her perfect smile, and her head at just the right angle to be seen in profile from the stalls, Madame Olenska turned and spoke in a low voice.†   (source)
  • Cherokee might well have been disembowelled had he not quickly pivoted on his grip and got his body off of White Fang's and at right angles to it.†   (source)
  • So the boundary hedge zigzagged down the hill at right angles, and at the bottom there was a little green annex—a sort of powder-closet for the cows.†   (source)
  • The eyes were closed in peace, but the idol-like tracery of creases, four or five tense horizontal lines that turned down at right angles at the temples and had been formed by the habits of a lifetime, stood out in strong relief on the high brow encircled by white flames.†   (source)
  • Cornered in the right-angle of the poop and galley, he sprang like a cat to the top of the cabin and ran aft.†   (source)
  • The canyon widened ahead into a great, ragged, iron-hued amphitheater, and from there apparently turned abruptly at right angles.†   (source)
  • Herr Liesecke, too, looked as if wild horses could not make him inattentive; there were lines across his forehead, his lips were parted, his pince-nez at right angles to his nose, and he had laid a thick, white hand on either knee.†   (source)
  • This "den" was the result of the dining room's having been designed with three windows, so that it extended across the full width of the house, thus leaving no space for three drawing rooms, as was usual with this style of house, but for only two, one of which, placed at right angles to the dining room, would have been disproportionately deep, with only one window to the street.†   (source)
  • The deserted boat was in the trough of the sea, rolling drunkenly across each comber, its loose spritsail out at right angles to it and fluttering and flapping in the wind.†   (source)
  • She struck White Fang at right angles in the midst of his spring, and again he was knocked off his feet and rolled over.†   (source)
  • Slowly the mast swung in until it balanced at right angles across the rail; and then I discovered to my amazement that there was no need for Maud to slack away.†   (source)
  • And, halfway to the crosstrees and flattened against the rigging by the full force of the wind so that it would have been impossible for me to have fallen, the Ghost almost on her beam-ends and the masts parallel with the water, I looked, not down, but at almost right angles from the perpendicular, to the deck of the Ghost.†   (source)
  • She sat on a low stool at nearly a right angle with the two boys, watching first one and then the other; and Philip, looking off his book once toward the fire-place, caught the pair of questioning dark eyes fixed upon him.†   (source)
  • When we saw them from the rear of the house, they were both about half open—that is to say, they stood off at right angles from the wall.†   (source)
  • Ice has its grain as well as wood, and when a cake begins to rot or "comb," that is, assume the appearance of honeycomb, whatever may be its position, the air cells are at right angles with what was the water surface.†   (source)
  • One thing did not please the ladies: he kept bending forward, especially at the beginning of his speech, not exactly bowing, but as though he were about to dart at his listeners, bending his long spine in half, as though there were a spring in the middle that enabled him to bend almost at right angles.†   (source)
  • The North Star was directly in the wind's eye, and since evening the Bear had swung round it outwardly to the east, till he was now at a right angle with the meridian.†   (source)
  • The instrument commonly used consists of two heavy beams of wood, secured together at right angles, and loaded with stones.†   (source)
  • After winding along the side of the mountain, the road, on reaching the gentle declivity which lay at the base of the hill, turned at a right angle to its former course, and shot down an inclined plane, directly into the village of Templeton.†   (source)
  • Two of the brothers led Pierre up to the altar, placed his feet at right angles, and bade him lie down, saying that he must prostrate himself at the Gates of the Temple.†   (source)
  • The road selected was a continuation of the Via Sistina; then by cutting off the right angle of the street in which stands Santa Maria Maggiore and proceeding by the Via Urbana and San Pietro in Vincoli, the travellers would find themselves directly opposite the Colosseum.†   (source)
  • Ralph accompanied their visitors to town and established them at a quiet inn in a street that ran at right angles to Piccadilly.†   (source)
  • I tore a part of the hem from the robe and placed the fragment at full length, and at right angles to the wall.†   (source)
  • A severe facade rose above this door; a wall, perpendicular to the facade, almost touched the door, and flanked it with an abrupt right angle.†   (source)
  • Their road to this detached cottage was down Vicarage Lane, a lane leading at right angles from the broad, though irregular, main street of the place; and, as may be inferred, containing the blessed abode of Mr. Elton.†   (source)
  • Independently of these two principal streets, piercing Paris diametrically in its whole breadth, from side to side, common to the entire capital, the City and the University had also each its own great special street, which ran lengthwise by them, parallel to the Seine, cutting, as it passed, at right angles, the two arterial thoroughfares.†   (source)
  • But far more terrible is it to behold, when fathoms down in the sea, you see some sulky whale, floating there suspended, with his prodigious jaw, some fifteen feet long, hanging straight down at right-angles with his body, for all the world like a ship's jib-boom.†   (source)
  • The lofty tower of its City Hall overlooked the whole panorama of the streets and avenues, which cut each other at right-angles, and in the midst of which appeared pleasant, verdant squares, while beyond appeared the Chinese quarter, seemingly imported from the Celestial Empire in a toy-box.†   (source)
  • Sikes clenched his teeth; took one look around; threw over the prostrate form of Oliver, the cape in which he had been hurriedly muffled; ran along the front of the hedge, as if to distract the attention of those behind, from the spot where the boy lay; paused, for a second, before another hedge which met it at right angles; and whirling his pistol high into the air, cleared it at a bound, and was gone.†   (source)
  • The aged group, under care of sons or daughters, themselves worn and grey, passed on along the least-winding carriage-road towards the house, where a special table was prepared for them; while the Poyser party wisely struck across the grass under the shade of the great trees, but not out of view of the house-front, with its sloping lawn and flower-beds, or of the pretty striped marquee at the edge of the lawn, standing at right angles with two larger marquees on each side of the open green space where the games were to be played.†   (source)
  • For two hours did this single-hearted and simple-minded girl toil through the mazes of the forest, sometimes finding herself on the brow of the bank that bounded the water, and at others struggling up an ascent that warned her to go no farther in that direction, since it necessarily ran at right angles to the course on which she wished to proceed.†   (source)
  • Then, holding the brand, he crossed a deep, narrow chasm in the rocks which ran at right angles with the passage they were in, but which, unlike that, was open to the heavens, and entered another cave, answering to the description of the first, in every essential particular.†   (source)
  • By this time the Scud was within a mile of the shore, on which the gale was blowing at right angles, with a violence that forbade the idea of showing any additional canvas with a view to claw off.†   (source)
  • The Russians, they say, fortified this position in advance on the left of the highroad (from Moscow to Smolensk) and almost at a right angle to it, from Borodino to Utitsa, at the very place where the battle was fought.†   (source)
  • This figure is but a summary one and half exact, the right angle, which is the customary angle of this species of subterranean ramifications, being very rare in vegetation.†   (source)
  • Two thick squares of wood of equal size are stoutly clenched together, so that they cross each other's grain at right angles; a line of considerable length is then attached to the middle of this block, and the other end of the line being looped, it can in a moment be fastened to a harpoon.†   (source)
  • She had placed herself in a deep window-bench, from which she looked out into the dull, damp park; and as the library stood at right angles to the entrance-front of the house she could see the doctor's brougham, which had been waiting for the last two hours before the door.†   (source)
  • Once or twice she thought there was a stature or a gait that she recollected; but the person who owned it instantly disappeared behind one of those enormous piles of wood that lay before most of the doors, It was only as they turned from the main street into another that intersected it at right angles, and which led directly to the place of meeting, that she recognized a face and building that she knew.†   (source)
  • But no such chance did, or indeed could now offer, and when he found that he was descending towards the glen, by the melting away of the ridge, he turned short, at right angles to his previous course, and went down the declivity with tremendous velocity, holding his way towards the shore.†   (source)
  • Bathsheba, without looking within a right angle of him, was conscious of a black sheep among the flock.†   (source)
  • Like the rest of our waters, when much agitated, in clear weather, so that the surface of the waves may reflect the sky at the right angle, or because there is more light mixed with it, it appears at a little distance of a darker blue than the sky itself; and at such a time, being on its surface, and looking with divided vision, so as to see the reflection, I have discerned a matchless and indescribable light blue, such as watered or changeable silks and sword blades suggest, more cerulean than the sky itself, alternating with the original dark green on the opposite sides of the waves, which last appeared but muddy in comparison.†   (source)
  • The train reached Ogden at two o'clock, where it rested for six hours, Mr. Fogg and his party had time to pay a visit to Salt Lake City, connected with Ogden by a branch road; and they spent two hours in this strikingly American town, built on the pattern of other cities of the Union, like a checker-board, "with the sombre sadness of right-angles," as Victor Hugo expresses it.†   (source)
  • Not only did the Russians not fortify the position on the field of Borodino to the left of, and at a right angle to, the highroad (that is, the position on which the battle took place), but never till the twenty-fifth of August, 1812, did they think that a battle might be fought there.†   (source)
  • Charles's Wain was getting towards a right angle with the Pole star, and Gabriel concluded that it must be about nine o'clock—in other words, that he had slept two hours.†   (source)
  • Two barricades were now in process of construction at once, both of them resting on the Corinthe house and forming a right angle; the larger shut off the Rue de la Chanvrerie, the other closed the Rue Mondetour, on the side of the Rue de Cygne.†   (source)
  • At length the sun's rays have attained the right angle, and warm winds blow up mist and rain and melt the snowbanks, and the sun, dispersing the mist, smiles on a checkered landscape of russet and white smoking with incense, through which the traveller picks his way from islet to islet, cheered by the music of a thousand tinkling rills and rivulets whose veins are filled with the blood of winter which they are bearing off.†   (source)
  • Grantaire added to the eccentric accentuation of words and ideas, a peculiarity of gesture; he rested his left fist on his knee with dignity, his arm forming a right angle, and, with cravat untied, seated astride a stool, his full glass in his right hand, he hurled solemn words at the big maid-servant Matelote:— "Let the doors of the palace be thrown open!†   (source)
  • A heated breeze from the south slowly fanned the summits of lofty objects, and in the sky dashes of buoyant cloud were sailing in a course at right angles to that of another stratum, neither of them in the direction of the breeze below.†   (source)
  • The case was evidently this: a position was selected along the river Kolocha—which crosses the highroad not at a right angle but at an acute angle—so that the left flank was at Shevardino, the right flank near the village of Novoe, and the center at Borodino at the confluence of the rivers Kolocha and Voyna.†   (source)
  • Among his other resources, thanks to his numerous escapes from the prison at Toulon, he was, as it will be remembered, a past master in the incredible art of crawling up without ladder or climbing-irons, by sheer muscular force, by leaning on the nape of his neck, his shoulders, his hips, and his knees, by helping himself on the rare projections of the stone, in the right angle of a wall, as high as the sixth story, if need be; an art which has rendered so celebrated and so alarming that corner of the wall of the Conciergerie of Paris by which Battemolle, condemned to death, made his escape twenty years ago.†   (source)
  • A person coming from the Seine reached the extremity of the Rue Polonceau, and had on his right the Rue Droit-Mur, turning abruptly at a right angle, in front of him the wall of that street, and on his right a truncated prolongation of the Rue Droit-Mur, which had no issue and was called the Cul-de-Sac Genrot.†   (source)
  • with clenched fists, with arms outspread at right angles, like a man crucified who has been un-nailed, and flung face down on the earth.†   (source)
  • The large building of the Rue Droit-Mur, which had a wing on the Rue Petit-Picpus, turned two facades, at right angles, towards this garden.†   (source)
  • The causeway which leads to the ancient Barriere du Maine is a prolongation, as the reader knows, of the Rue de Sevres, and is cut at right angles by the inner boulevard.†   (source)
  • The barricades at right angles fell back, the one of the Rue Montorgueil on the Grande-Truanderie, the other of the Rue Geoffroy-Langevin on the Rue Sainte-Avoye.†   (source)
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