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vertical
used in Atlas Shrugged

7 uses
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Definition
oriented straight up and down (90 degrees relative to the floor)
  • The empty structures were vertical rubble; they had been eaten, not by time, but by men: boards torn out at random, missing patches of roofs, holes left in gutted cellars.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (79% in)
  • They were clinging to the side of a vertical cliff, with the earth rolling down, dropping away, and giant tiers of twisted boulders streaming up and shutting out the sun, leaving them to speed through a bluish twilight, with no sight of soil or sky.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (76% in)
  • But the track cut through at times and the mountains parted, flaring open like two wings at the tip of the rail-one wing green, made of vertical needles, with whole pines serving as the pile of a solid carpet-the other reddish-brown, made of naked rock.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (77% in)
  • He was looking at a long wall of vertical strips, which was the battery of coke ovens.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (65% in)
  • Raising his face to the cold air, he saw the peaceful darkness bf the sky and a single star above a smokestack with the vertical lettering: Rearden Steel.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (97% in)
  • Through the open door of the relay room, she saw the tower men standing grimly idle-the men whose jobs had never permitted a moment's relaxation-standing by the long rows that looked like vertical copper pleats, like shelves of books and as much of a monument to human intelligence.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (80% in)
  • Beyond the square, a few dots of light, scattered Vertically above the twenty fifth-floor limit of the city, suggested a distant, rising form, which was the Taggart Building.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (11% in)

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