slantendicular love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Oblique, not perpendicular; indirect.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The mountain boys held on to each other laughing, and I wasn't any too pleased, but Carson gave me his slantendicular smile and shrugged.

    Isabelle

  • He watched me slantendicular and then put back his head.

    Isabelle

  • But I could see she was pleased, so I gave her a slantendicular look, and said, not even one? at which she blushed even pinker, and wriggled, and said, well, it wasn't her fault, was it, if some very valued and important clients insisted on the personal attention of Madame?

    Isabelle

  • Once I made a half-hearted suggestion about bidding farewell to Blowitz, who expected me to get out at Vienna and might wonder where I'd got to; Willem gave me a slantendicular smile and said Kralta would send him a note.

    Watershed

  • She gave that slantendicular smile that had been driving me wild for months.

    Flashman on the March

  • Then she stepped back, giving me a playful push and another slantendicular smile, and without a word poured us two goblets of tej from a well-laden buffet at the wall.

    Flashman on the March

  • I put these thoughts to Lincoln, you know, after the war, and he sat back, cracking his knuckles and eyeing me slantendicular.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • We were standing apart from the others, while Goolab drank his morning toddy on a rug outside his tent, watching slantendicular, and Jassa and Ahmed lounged by the horses.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • "So that I shall remember my English bahadur," says Jeendan, smiling slantendicular, when I asked her why she wanted it.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • She gave her head a little toss, going pink, and glanced at me slantendicular.

    Flashman and the Dragon

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  • "Slanticular" is not an attested spelling in the Oxford English Dictionary, which shows that this word has most often been spelled "slantindicular."
    -- The Orthoepist

    June 8, 2010

  • Alos slanticular.

    March 31, 2010