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transverse
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
in a crosswise direction (at a right angle to the long axis)
  • It seemed such a little thing, so bright and small and still, faintly marked with transverse stripes, and slightly flattened from the perfect round.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (60% in)
  • 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.
    1.14 — Book 1 Chapter 14 — In London (40% in)

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