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  • n. Plural form of elongation.


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  • Victoria Legrand's careful elongations lured the audience towards her, a gradual seduction, her head bowed.

    Lina Khan: Beach House's Hypnosis Lulls 9:30 Club

  • Back in New York during World War I and inspired in part by her recently developed hatred of Germany, in her late forties she changed her conservative “European” style to a neo-naive “American” style with strong Fauve colors and mannerist elongations, through which she depicted New York life and culture in a lightly satirical manner.

    Art in the United States.

  • It is possible to classify the various ways that reality is distorted in this kind of work: the mixing of forms, changes of scale, elongations, compressions and reversals, a distorted reflection which shows the world in a different light, a different perspective, the world re-imagined in a dream, subjectively influenced by the dreamer...

    Paul Rumsey, 21st Century

  • Ironic snorts, sarcastic coughs, grimaces, brow-wrinklings and other inappropriate facial elongations or contractions.

    What Do You Mean by That Scarf?

  • We should have the opposite of abbreviations -- elongations.

    Heard by a Bird: November 19

  • Venus and Mercury so that their elongations never exceed a certain distance; these motions seem to fall properly neither under the greater nor the lesser congregation, but to be of a sort of intermediate and imperfect congregation, and therefore ought to constitute a species by themselves.

    The New Organon

  • The undulations crossed by us this day seemed to extend east and west in their elongations, and were probably parallel to the general course of the main channel of drainage.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • Throughout this time the earth had been making a perceptible approach towards Mercury, and that planet — which is rarely visible to the naked eye, and then only at what are termed the periods of its greatest eastern and western elongations — now appeared in all its splendor.

    Off on a Comet

  • She scrutinized me for the longest time, but, as always, there was a cast to her eyes, as though she were seeing me in El Greco elongations or Dali droops, not at all accurately.

    Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime

  • (At the external radii it comes to tensile stresses - axial elongations; at the internal radii it comes to compressive stresses - linear compressions.) 8.

    1. Aims and Contents of Practical Vocational Training in the Techniques of Straightening


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