form lines

form lines

Lines resembling contours, but representing no actual elevations, which have been sketched from visual observation or from inadequate or unreliable map sources, to show collectively the configuration of the terrain.
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When soldiers form lines, or hollow squares, you call it reason.
Another onfall we may withstand, but they are many and we are few, so that the time must come when we can no longer form line across the hill.
At first the tumult of my own thoughts, summoned by the danger-signal and swarming to the rescue from every quarter of my skull, kept up such a hurrah and confusion and fifing and drumming that I couldn't take in a word; but presently when my mob of gathering plans began to crystallize and fall into position and form line of battle, a sort of order and quiet ensued and I caught the boom of the king's batteries, as if out of remote distance:
Possibly enough she was merely borrowing a common form line from some earlier poet--or poetess--for this is a woman's line rather than a man's.
Looking at the form lines, Wexford may start slight favourites but you'd have to think that Kilkenny will throw absolutely everything at them this time.
This issue badly needs to be addressed as it completely changes all the various form lines.
The form lines of their First team and their Reserves are the complete opposite and, last week, both sides current form lines were extended.
Well, the form lines run very much in Blues' direction.
WITH strong form lines tying in with some of Willie Mullins' leading juvenile hurdlers from last season, the Dessie Hughestrained Lieutenant Colonel is one of the more intriguing runners in Ireland when he makes his chasing debut at Naas today.
Horses for courses' is a well-worn cliche in racing circles - but it is nonetheless a significant guideline when assessing form lines on the Westwood.
Groups of friends from schools, colleges and community groups will hold hands to form lines in public places around the city.
Both clubs are located in mid-table in their respective leagues but on most recent form lines involving the clubs it's Rugby who hold the edge after a 4-0 away success back in 2003 - and what would manager Billy Jeffrey give for a repeat.