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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The town of Concepcion was built in the usual Spanish fashion, with all the streets running at right angles to each other; one set ranging S.W.
and N.E.), though exceedingly fractured, yet remained standing; but the vast buttresses (at right angles to them, and therefore parallel to the walls that fell) were in many cases cut clean off, as if by a chisel, and hurled to the ground.
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.
Instantly he wheeled to dash off at right angles. I braced myself with the rope around my hip and brought him to a sudden stand.
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. If curved lines occur, they are repeated into unpleasant uniformity.
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.
The vibration of the pendulum was at right angles to my length.