perpendiculars


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perpendiculars

[¦pər·pən¦dik·yə·lərz]
(naval architecture)
Vertical lines through the intersections of the fore and aft ends of a ship with the design waterline.
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Naked and unarmed, as I was, my end would have been both speedy and horrible at the hands of these cruel creatures had I had time to put my resolve into execution, but at the moment of the shriek each member of the herd turned in the direction from which the sound seemed to come, and at the same instant every particular snake-like hair upon their heads rose stiffly perpendicular as if each had been a sentient organism looking or listening for the source or meaning of the wail.
A fall from such a height is seldom perpendicular. The archdeacon, launched into space, fell at first head foremost, with outspread hands; then he whirled over and over many times; the wind blew him upon the roof of a house, where the unfortunate man began to break up.
Also, the house was built against the perpendicular wall; and in the wall itself, shored by strong timbers, well drained and ventilated, we excavated two small rooms.
Making this tackle fast, I took to the windlass the shears-tackle (which was connected with the end of the boom), and with a few turns had the mast perpendicular and clear.
David and Chris's father, Warren, have raised their son in a faith that recognizes only same-sex relationships, "parallels," and disdains heterosexual partnerships, "perpendiculars." Chris has been a passive recipient of his church's indoctrination and has not much cared about the politics of parallels or their tactics to cure the impure perpendiculars.
The textbook Mondrian of the three primary colors, white ground, and black perpendiculars no longer looks like the goal to be reached but, one of many equally perfect stations in this ongoing life of art.
The perpendicular clarity and antiseptic surfaces of the Mondrian clicked partly into place with my Machine Age dreams of a utopian future, but its austerity also made it look more religious than worldly, a Holy Grail floating far above the pleasures of Picasso, Matisse, and Miro.
A line drawn perpendicular to the true vertical serves as true horizontal (fig 5).
Nasion perpendicular to point A (N [perpendicular to]L A): (15 8 14) According to Proffit and White, for most Caucasians point A is ahead by 2mm to nasion perpendicular line.