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tilt

(esp in medieval Europe)
a. a jousting contest
b. a thrust with a lance or pole delivered during a tournament

tilt

[tilt]
(aerospace engineering)
The inclination of an aircraft, winged missile, or the like from the horizontal, measured by reference to the lateral axis or to the longitudinal axis.
(electromagnetism)
Angle which an antenna forms with the horizontal.
In radar, the angle between the axis of radiation in the vertical plane and a reference axis which is normally the horizontal.
(meteorology)
The inclination to the vertical of a significant feature of the circulation (or pressure) pattern or of the field of temperature or moisture; for example, troughs in the westerlies usually display a westward tilt with altitude in the lower and middle troposphere.
(optics)
The angle between the plane of a photograph from a downward-pointing camera and the horizontal plane.

tilt

i. The angular movement of the offset of a camera axis about an aircraft's longitudinal axis.
ii. The angle at the perspective center between the photograph perpendicular and the plumb line or another exterior reference direction. In aerial photography, the tilt may be separated into the component angles, referred to as the fiducial axes, with the axis one, or more nearly, in the direction of flight. In an aerial camera orientation, a tilt in the direction of the x-axis is known as a j phi) tilt, and one in the direction of the y-axis is known as an ω (omega) tilt.
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I just read the final entry in the January/February "Tilting at Windmills" column, and I had to take a moment to express both my sadness that it will no longer be in every issue and my appreciation for all the years that Mr.
Julian Myers is a modern day Don Quixote, tilting at windmills, chipping away, getting the word out one windmill at a time.
AT last, after 25 years of tilting at windmills in my quest to convince the smoking populace that tobacco is categorically bad for your health, the awful cigarette is soon to be stubbed out.
But where he's certainly not merely tilting at windmills is when he highlights the sheer arrogance at Stamford Bridge these days.
The Tilting at Windmills curriculum creates an experience related to disability, has participants share their thoughts about it, process new information and increase mindfulness, generalize to the vocational environment, and apply resulting changes in attitude and knowledge to the work setting.
Contrast such tilting at windmills with the hard-nosed approach of the Aussies who coined the phrase catch-up rugby, and who understand that deficits against staunch opponents can only be clawed back by a process of attrition; putting bodies on the line etc.
Clive Brittain can never be accused of tilting at windmills when he runs in the top grade as shown yesterday when his Kandidate was a storming third in the 2,000 Guineas at 100-1.
There are also many good Americans who do not detect any conspiratorial threat against American liberty, who perceive John Birchers as tilting at windmills. "Communism is dead," they might claim, "so why is the anti-Communist John Birch Society still around?" They overlook that the Total State can advance under any number of flags--and collectivism is on the march, despite Communism's apparent demise.
"I am otherwise well and tilting at windmills as usual, and active, both as a journalist and as an activist, though less as the former and more as the latter, have my own Web site--www.mggpillai.com--where you can catch my frequent rantings.
"We may be tilting at windmills, but the horse is in good form and we will have a go."
The other big touchstone was renewable energy, which is more than tilting at windmills. Two million people die every year because they breathe in smoke from burning wood and dung in their homes.