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sight line

1. In an auditorium, an imaginary, uninterrupted straight line drawn between the eye of a spectator and the stage area; if such a line is impeded by a column, the overhang of a balcony, etc., vision is restricted.
2. The line of intersection of a transparent material with an opaque material.
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Better access, Better sight lines, better use of land full stop
It has enabled Wal-Mart to reduce the number, height and capacity of fixtures, creating better sight lines that make the whole store more visible.
EWEB hired OBEC Engineering in Eugene to assess whether a boat ramp could be built at the site with sufficient sight lines for motorists traveling along the highway, which includes a pronounced curve just east of the Goodpasture bridge.
Now sight lines flow seamlessly from the kitchen through the breakfast area to the garden
Seating and gangway provisions to upper tiers do not comply with acceptable standards, and huge cantilevered upper tiers will either reguire intermediate support columns, which in turn blight sight lines, or alternatively massive balancing structures to the rear.
There are poor sight lines from a number of seats around the arena and council officials have talked about putting in television screens which will show live action.
Head of the force's Forensic Collision Investigation Unit, Sgt Colm Finn, said he believes bad road surfaces, sight lines and signage are significant factors in accidents.
Football Licensing Authority inspector Lou Elliston said: "Fans complained that the nets impaired their sight lines, so the club changed them back to the old ones.
Taking its cue from the graceful arched roof of the existing stand, the new structure weaves and curves around the remaining three sides of the ground, its boldly undulating form dictated by the quality of spectator sight lines.
Optional deluxe instrument panel includes keyless start security system, feature lockouts, digital time and job clocks, multi-language display and a help menu Sight lines to the tracks increase performance when operating in tight areas
Everything about the stadium--the architecture, the sight lines and the overall feel of the venue--is specifically designed with the sport of soccer in mind.
According to astronomers working with the FUSE data, the deuterium abundance along different sight lines from Earth varies between 5 and 23 parts per million (ppm) in the galaxy.