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  • n. Plural form of right angle.


See right angle. (Wiktionary)


  • The lower reaches of the pit, however, had noside walls: it just had two wide yawning eight-foot-high passageways that hit the pit at right angles to the slipway.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  •  His resting room was off the kitchen of a small compound: a few stone domestic buildings connected to dependences built at right angles to one another.

    Son of a Witch

  • Rodes's division was forming almost at right angles to Heth and preparing to attack.


  • It hung at right angles to a door set in a small house built catty-corner to the road, below an overhanging eave that protected the entrance from the weather.

    City of Glory

  • I watched as the car-shapes of walnut were bedded gently on foundations of three strata of poplar veneer, each laid with its grain at right angles to its neighbour.


  • Boldly he advanced his guns—a Blakely rifle and a 12-pounder Napoleon—beyond the infantry line and opened with solid shot on a heavy column moving almost at right angles to his position.


  • The cable was taped to the long handle of a snow-shovel, the two conductors split, and held 18 inches apart by a scrap of lumber lashed at right angles across the far end of the handle.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • That Space, as our mathematicians have it, is spoken of as having three dimensions, which one may call Length, Breadth, and Thickness, and is always definable by reference to three planes, each at right angles to the others.

    The Time Machine

  • Grinding it wrongly, Inman noted, for the smith was sharpening away from the cutting edge rather than toward, and holding the blade at right angles to the wheel rather than diagonal.

    Cold Mountain

  • It runs east and west, opening on the eastern side of the channel; but the knolls, that is to say, the rounded surfaces at its entrance, are furrowed across the cove, at right angles with it.

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence


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