Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See parallelepiped.
- n. Alternative form of parallelepiped.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geom.) A solid, the faces of which are six parallelograms, the opposite pairs being parallel, and equal to each other; a prism whose base is a parallelogram.
- n. a prism whose bases are parallelograms
“Witness his explanation of the Italian mode of reckoning the hours of the day, as growing out of the Italian climate; of the obelisk of Egypt, as growing out of a common natural fracture in the granite parallelopiped in Upper Egypt; of the Doric architecture, and the”
“Did not DAN O'CONNELL, in his famous vituperative contest with a Dublin washer-woman, triumph in the long-run by calling her an unprincipled parallelopiped?”
“The desirable portions of the shells were first broken out into small pieces of the form of a parallelopiped; these were then drilled and afterwards ground and polished.”
“His first balloon was a small parallelopiped in very thin taffeta, containing less than seventy-eight cubic inches of air.”
“You cannot write a text-book of geometry without reference to a hypotenuse and triangles and a rectangular parallelopiped.”
“Pretty, dainty, inconsequential little Rosalie was preëminently fashioned for romance; it clung to her golden hair and looked from her eyes, She might be extremely hazy as to the difference between participles and supines, she might hesitate in her definition of a parallelopiped, but when the subject under discussion was one of sentiment, she spoke with conviction.”
“The parallelopipeds may then be cut apart along one common face and spread out in like manner, forming when rectangular a single right prism (parallelopiped).”
“We seated ourselves some distance from a table on which was a huge, plain, oblong contrivance that reminded me of the diagram of a parallelopiped which had caused so much trouble in my solid geometry at college.”
“Antoinette, who disapproves of the amorphous British lumps of sugar, has found some emporium where she can buy the regular parallelopiped of the Continent, and these she provides for my afterdinner coffee.”
“My carpets have been altered to fit all sized odd-shaped apartments from parallelopiped to hexagons.”
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