oblique lines

oblique lines

[ə′blēk ′līnz]
(mathematics)
Lines that are neither perpendicular nor parallel.
References in classic literature ?
The third sort, is of those that may be accounted the left hands of courts; persons that are full of nimble and sinister tricks and shifts, whereby they pervert the plain and direct courses of courts, and bring justice into oblique lines and labyrinths.
The Victoria was then taking an oblique line to the westward.
falling," "atmospheric disturbance, passing in an oblique line over Southern Europe," and "pressure increasing," to very much upset us: and so, finding that he could not make us wretched, and was only wasting his time, he sneaked the cigarette that I had carefully rolled up for myself, and went.
I saw three well-known trees; in front, the bark was worn smooth, as if by the breast of the animal, and on each side there were deep scratches, or rather grooves, extending in an oblique line, nearly a yard in length.
It's a form that was introduced in the 4th Hijri century with its curved, oblique lines and elegant cursive script replacing the straight angular form of Kufic, still used by many calligraphers to this day as their preferred form of calligraphy.
strigipennis Moore in external morphology, but can be distinguished from it by the following features: the forewing has a brownish black line stretching from the apical angle to the outer side of inner margin; the oblique lines running from the apex of forewing to hindwing are more prominent; basal part of hindwing paler; the uncus wider, with 3 processes, middle one forked apically, and other 2 digitate; the gnathos has peg-like teeth; the valva shorter and broader; the harpe finger-shaped, sclerotized, broad at base, and with a minute apical hook; the aedeagus shorter, and with a crescent-shaped cornutus basally.
Functioning almost as three-dimensional wallpaper, the thin string circled around small brass nails, creating oblique lines that ran parallel to or across one another, outlining diamond shapes.
In the first case, the CRP shows oblique lines that reveal matches between the two versions, but in the second this pattern does not appear.
At Lake Annsjon, close by the Norway-Sweden border, two large figures of elk are known, classic in their subject and manner of depiction to the hunters' tradition; we now have two new areas of engraving on an adjacent surface with puzzling patterns of parallel and oblique lines.
Untitled (Rhomboid) is made up of oblique lines that form a series of rhomboid shapes.
The parallel and regularly spaced straight lines of steps and levels play with the verticals of posts and pillars, as well as with the oblique lines of roofs and staircases; these desperately vacant forms seem vain skeletons.

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