parallelopiped love

Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of parallelepiped.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See parallelepiped.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a prism whose bases are parallelograms

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Examples

  • 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

    Uncollected Prose

  • 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?

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, December 12, 1917

  • 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.

    Wampum A Paper Presented to the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia

  • His first balloon was a small parallelopiped in very thin taffeta, containing less than seventy-eight cubic inches of air.

    Wonderful Balloon Ascents

  • You cannot write a text-book of geometry without reference to a hypotenuse and triangles and a rectangular parallelopiped.

    The Story of Mankind

  • Pretty, dainty, inconsequential little Rosalie was preĆ«minently 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.

    Just Patty

  • 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).

    The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained

  • 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.

    The Silent Bullet

  • 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.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne : a Novel

  • My carpets have been altered to fit all sized odd-shaped apartments from parallelopiped to hexagons.

    Urban Sketches

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  • I found this word in Anne Fadiman's essay, "The P.M.'s Empire of Books" in Ex Libris. It was used by Gladstone to describe the shape of his ideal bookcase.

    December 1, 2007