serpentine curve


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serpentine curve

[′sər·pən‚tēn ′kərv]
(mathematics)
The curve given by the equation x 2 y + b 2 y-a 2 x = 0, passing through and having symmetry about the origin while being asymptotic to the x axis in both directions.
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You pointed along the serpentine curve of the path and told me it went all the way up to Canada.
It was founded by William Hogarth and in his work The Line of Beauty of 1753 he celebrates the grace of the serpentine curve as being the most appropriate for furniture.
When they got to the other side, Clay peered along the serpentine curve of the river, the black water below rippled by the reflected light.
How many deaths along that route - especially the section west of Veneta and Walton that includes some treacherous serpentine curves - will it take before the state Department of Transportation and Lane County take steps to improve safety with warning signs and improved engineering?
After creating a blueprint, the team used a laser cutter to replicate what they called "the organic, serpentine curves of Casa Batllo in gingerbread" and etching the delicate balconies in fondant.
While many tilt-tray and flat sorters operate in an oval configuration, like a race track, this system has the ability to add horizontal and vertical inclines and left and right serpentine curves.
The few completed interiors reveal a palette of plasterboard panels painted white, departing at angles and tracing serpentine curves.
CURVE WALL: The serpentine curves of this Cobra-Therm towel warmer (right) means you can dry several items at once.
Because the serpentine curves add order and roominess to the relatively small yard.
Smaller versions of these serpentine curves appear throughout the painting, down to the positions of the people in the middle distance and to the details in the leaves.
Central to the aesthetic was organic fluidity, evoked by the plantlike or serpentine curves that are its hallmark.