217. Obliquity.

217. Obliquity.NOUN. obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness &c. adj.; slopeness; leaning &c. v.; bevel, tilt; bias, list, twist, swag, cant, lurch; distortion &c. 243; bend &c. (curve) 245; tower of Pisa.

acclivity, rise, ascent, gradient, khudd, rising ground, hill, bank, declivity, downhill, dip, fall, devexity; gentle slope, rapid slope, easy ascent, easy descent; shelving beach; talus; montagne Russe [Fr.]; facilis descensus Averni [Lat.].

steepness &c. adj.; cliff, precipice &c. (vertical) 212; escarpment, scarp.

[Measure of inclination] clinometer; sine, cosine, angle, hypothenuse.

diagonal; zigzag.

VERB. be -oblique &c. adj.; slope, slant, lean, incline, shelve, stoop, decline, descend, bend, heel, careen, sag, swag, seel, slouch, cant, sidle.

render -oblique &c. adj.; sway, bias; slope, slant; incline, bend, crook; cant, tilt; distort &c. 243.

ADJ. oblique, inclined; sloping &c. v.; tilted &c. v.; recumbent, clinal, skew, askew, slant, aslant, plagiedral, indirect, wry, awry, ajee, crooked; knock-kneed &c. (distorted) 243; bevel, out of the perpendicular.

uphill, rising, ascending, acclivous; downhill, falling, descending; declining, declivous, devex, anticlinal; steep, abrupt, precipitous, breakneck.

diagonal; transverse, transversal; athwart, antiparallel; curved &c. 245.

ADV. obliquely &c. adj.; on one side, all on one side; askew, askant, askance, edgewise, at an angle; sidelong, sideways; slope-, slant-wise; by a side wind.


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