from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of line.
- n. Dispositions made to cover extended positions, and presenting a front in but one direction to an enemy.
- n. Form of a vessel as shown by the outlines of vertical, horizontal, and oblique sections.
- n. A school punishment in which a student must repeatedly write out a line of text related to the offence (e.g. "I must be quiet in class") a specified number of times; the lines of text so written out.
- n. The reins with which a horse is guided by his driver.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of line.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Sorry, no etymologies found.
For cutting lines and removing the insulation at the lines ends suitable tools will be employed like side cutting pliers, cable strippers, stripping tools or automatic wire stripping pliers.
If letters or words require to be altered to make them more conspicuous a parallel line or lines must be made underneath the word or letter -- namely, for capitals, _three lines_; for small capitals,
The _extent of the staff_ may be increased either above or below by the addition of short lines called _leger lines_,  and notes may be written on either these lines or on the spaces above and below them.
Such lines between operators have come to be known as _trunk lines_, because of the obvious analogy to trunk lines of railways between common centers, and such a system of telephone lines may be called a
Others extracted from the sayings of Michael Angelo the precept that serpentine undulating lines were the true _lines of beauty_.
_Suppose countless lines radiating_ from its _centre_ on every side, and it _resists_ along each of these _lines_ and _coheres_ along each of these _lines_.
The next step is to locate the contour lines of the land, or the lines of equal elevation, — also called the _horizontal lines_, — which serve to show the shape of the surface.
The answer was -- 'No, _all the lines on the Continent_ are now _Morse lines_.'
The term _maneuver-lines_ I apply to momentary strategic lines, often adopted for a single temporary maneuver, and which are by no means to be confounded with the real _lines of operations_.
Posts: 1,155 echo "There are $lines lines in $file"
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.