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diagonal
used in Atlas Shrugged

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a straight line connecting opposite corners of a rectangle; or any slope that could connect the corners of an imaginary rectangle that has one side parallel to the floor
  • She had thrown her coat off, and she sat outlined against it, a slim, tense body in a gray suit, leaning diagonally across the wide armchair.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (72% in)
  • The mills seemed deserted and still; he saw feeble snatches of red above black funnels, long coils of steam, the webbed diagonals of cranes and bridges.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (98% in)
  • The day when he stood here, in this office, at this window, and thought that a bridge could be made to carry incredible loads on just a few bars of metal, if one combined a truss with an arch, if one built diagonal bracing with the top members curved toHe stopped and stood still.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (99% in)
  • If we take diagonal bracing and ....
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (**% in)
  • ...not going to touch that bridge-she saw Rearden's face above her, she held his eyes and her head leaned back, so that her face lay still on the air under his facethey heard a ringing blast of metal, they heard a drum roll under their feet, the diagonals of the bridge went smearing across the windows with the sound of a metal rod being run along the pickets of a fence-then the windows were too suddenly clear, the sweep of their downward plunge was carrying them up a hill, the derricks of...
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (85% in)
  • The silhouette of a conveyor belt moved against the strips of fire in the sky, raising coal to the top of a distant tower, as if an inexhaustible number of small black buckets rode out of the earth in a diagonal line across the sunset.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (43% in)
  • She glanced down: a strap of her slip had broken, the slip hung diagonally from her one shoulder to her side, and he was looking at her breast under the transparent film of the blouse.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (67% in)
  • They stopped in the great hall where a ray of light fell diagonally from a gap in the ceiling, and the echoes of their steps rang around them, dying far away in rows of empty rooms.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (87% in)
  • The line of her course went northwest, to cut a diagonal across the state of Colorado.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (85% in)
  • If we drive diagonal piles into the rock"-she was sketching rapidly-"the actual steel span would be only six hundred feet long-it would cut off this last half mile of your corkscrew turns-I could have the rail laid in three months and-"
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (67% in)
  • The plane swooped down abruptly, but it was only the start of its final rise, it cut a swift diagonal across the mountains and shot into the open sky.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (79% in)

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