In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Fortunately, it came in at an oblique angle and skipped off his mail, ripping a huge tear in his poncho without inflicting any other damage.
- Five other works focus on shadow pictures created by bright light cast at an oblique angle across various relief materials attached to the wall.
- In older well-elongated cells, part of the immobile mitochondria is already arranged along parallel lines transverse or oblique to the cell axis.
- Oblique drawings have one axis along the horizontal line.
- Quick as a flash, the little Italian was there to steal the ball and hook it into the net from an oblique angle.
- I took particular pleasure in the oblique angles.
- Angles are either right, acute, or oblique.
- Trabs rise upward parallel to or slightly oblique to excurrent canals and form regular ladder-like structure.
- The orientation of the projection surface can be normal (inline with the earth's axis), transverse (at right angles to the earth's axis) or oblique (any angle in between).
- Oblique angles are of two kinds, acute and obtuse.
- An oblique stroke or virgule is a symbol used in differing circumstances to create different meanings.
- It only becomes recognisable when viewed from a very oblique angle, by standing practically alongside the left-hand edge of the painting.
- Mounted on the wall at eye level, Enantiomorphic Chambers consists of two cubic structures, each with a mirror projecting at an oblique angle and placed so that the mirrors face each other.
- A large, angular semi-pelite clast contains two tectonic fabrics, one of which is parallel to bedding within the clast whereas the other is oblique to it.
- The oblique angles of the architecture and its tilted-up floors - both old conventions - further expand the visible space within the painting.
- His face, turned at an oblique angle from the camera, is unreadable.
- In the hypothesis of acute angle, we can, find a perpendicular and an oblique to the same straight which never meet.
- Those cars then have to get back out at an oblique angle across two opposing lanes of traffic creating - yes you've guessed it - more traffic-flow difficulties.
- Entocristid and oblique crests run parallel in a longitudinal direction.
- In addition, Lee designers express the theme with ‘unfinished design’ which includes handicraft style, oblique neckline and patchwork.
- Take care where you place your camera: if you are taking pictures early in the morning try placing it at oblique angles to the sun - this will give your images strong shadows.
- The oblique crest tends to be parallel to the lingual border.
- In this watershed sequence, the oblique angles and edgy camerawork signal the presence of Jeffrey's gaze as his invisible aura surrounds Susan in her destitution.
- Loading was performed at the beginning of the light period by cutting the end of a mature source leaf at an oblique angle and inserting it into a fluorescein-filled 100 l capillary.
- The problem of scattering of an obliquely incident plane acoustic wave from an infinite solid elastic clad rod is formulated.
- Higher up, the petioles bend away from the pseudostem to hold the huge oval leaves at an oblique angle.
- The carpets placed on the floor seemed to be an oblique reference to the manner in which women are still walked all over in many parts of the world.
- As always, my answer is rather long and rambling, and approaches the topic in a very oblique manner.
- The search engine also acts, in an oblique manner, as an anti-censorship tool.
- The instrumentation is acoustic guitar plus woodwinds and strings - meandering arrangements, oblique lyrics, and his vocal style is pretty full on, so right up my alley.
- In fact, when one considers the oblique twists, unexpected turns and apparently random decisions that have characterised his career, then a home in the Highlands village actually seems somehow inevitable.
- Yet it is possible to approach this problem in an oblique manner.
- He might argue that he is not interested in the social realism of the past and that only this oblique, indirect manner of telling a story is appropriate to our ‘new global reality’ and new media, and so forth.
- Through humour, satire, and a range of experiments with language, the collection offers an oblique commentary on Caribbean society.
- The painting suggests deeply considered feeling, transparent and mysterious, direct and oblique.
- An early example of this may be found in Bentham's writings, and his distinction between direct and oblique intention is one way of expressing the point.
- Watching it now it seems even stranger that its oblique characters and elliptical, alien scenes of remote mountain-town malaise managed to hypnotise so many people for two series.
- The church contended that since the association's petition had an oblique motive to ‘prevent a religious minority institution from pursuing its religious activities’.
- Throughout the article the members made both direct and oblique references to the English heritage on Long Island.
- This first of many direct and oblique connections between the two poets takes considerable ballsyness on the younger Berrigan's part, but it all pays off in the end.
- They were protest films, with calls direct rather than oblique.
- But this Mr McGlyn's story actually has some oblique relevance to these remarks, because I do want to open with a ‘what if’ scenario.
- Before history could even repeat itself in some oblique manner, McLeish seems set to seek outside assistance.
- However wonderful your foster parent may seem, nothing can equal your real mother, an oblique metaphor to those youngsters who believe in leading a fast-track life, thanks to the Western influences.
- Recently he has dropped oblique hints about the frustrations and pressures of satisfying the club's aspirations, but he would consider prolonged exposure to the Champions League hugely stimulating.
- The subject nominal is in the oblique form and the verb phrase lacks tense and agreement markers.
- The Gerund and the Gerundive are used, in the oblique cases, in many of the constructions of nouns.
- The genitive, dative, and accusative are called oblique cases to distinguish them from the nominative and vocative.
- One links the subject of the dependent clause with the oblique dative argument of the independent clause.
2(reference/reply/style) indirectoshe gave me an oblique look — me miró de soslayo / de refilón
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.