At right angles


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so as to form a right angle or right angles, as when one line crosses another perpendicularly.

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Two of the brothers led Pierre up to the altar, placed his feet at right angles, and bade him lie down, saying that he must prostrate himself at the Gates of the Temple.
That Space, as our mathematicians have it, is spoken of as having three dimensions, which one may call Length, Breadth, and Thickness, and is always definable by reference to three planes, each at right angles to the others.
The splendid creatures seemed more curious than fearful, making no effort to escape until Nobs was quite close to them; then they trotted slowly away, but at right angles.
The smoking-room projected at right angles from the wall of the house, in an oblong form--with a bow-window at the farther end, looking into the garden.
The rows of trees, running at right angles, enabled him to see along only one narrow avenue at a time.
Straight lines are too prevalent - too uninterruptedly continued - or clumsily interrupted at right angles.
As she arrived at right angles to the sea, the full force of the wind (from which we had hitherto run away) caught us.
I tore a part of the hem from the robe and placed the fragment at full length, and at right angles to the wall.
Their road to this detached cottage was down Vicarage Lane, a lane leading at right angles from the broad, though irregular, main street of the place; and, as may be inferred, containing the blessed abode of Mr.
This time running blindly, I went northeastward in a direction at right angles to my previous expedition.
I recognized it as one of two which had stood lashed against either rail of the Lady Jermyn's poop; there the bars had risen at right angles to the deck; now they lay horizontal, a gridiron six feet long-and my bed.
It then fell in with a new current, which, blowing almost at right angles to the other, drove them eastward about sixty miles.