Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In perspective, the line of intersection of the horizontal and the vertical planes of projection.
“Cut an arch hi the ground-line of your piece of plastic, and you'll see why not.”
“I guess if they weren't there people would come to try to steal the wiring and whatnot, the main ground-line phone company in Tanzania is currently offering a reward of over a years salary for the average Tanzanian for any information about the numerous theives who dig up their cables for wires, so I assume these guards were preventing other hooligans from doing the same.”
“Save for the ground-line communications link with Kandalaksha, the cavern was cut off from the outside world.”
“The top of the cross of St. Paul's Cathedral is 407 feet, whilst its base, or ground-line, is 52 feet.”
“Emptying out the ground-line from one of the tubs, he took a small herring in his left hand, and with his right grasped the shank of the hook on the first ganging; he forced the sharp point into the fish until the barb had gone clean through and the herring was impaled firmly.”
“Each tub holds about five hundred fathoms of ground-line, with a thirty-eight-inch ganging, or short line with a hook on its end, tied every five feet; so there're between five hundred and six hundred hooks to every tub.”
“Long before sunrise the last fathom of ground-line had gone overboard and the tubs were empty.”
“Jim had discovered that the tub was becoming a bit shaky, so he reinforced the lanyard, and strengthened the bottom by binding it with ground-line.”
“Making use of the sadly diminished coil of ground-line, Jim fastened this can to the end of the painter.”
“Above the ground-line, the first base-course is of granite, as is also the first course under all the columns and marble works of the interior.”
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