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  • v. Present participle of slant.
  • n. The state or quality of being slanted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Oblique; sloping.

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

  • adj. having an oblique or slanted direction


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  • But the thin slanting rays of early evening did catch the flash of the girls 'ivory bodies descending to the water where they gaily kicked through the surf froth and dove au naturel into the all-concealing southern sea.

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  • I think the only thing about the ring above that seems not to fit is; The stones are not in slanting rows, and the band is not really narrow.

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  • A national media that supports one party by more than 90% and actively engages in slanting the news in such a way to help that party at the expense of security, the economy, or even our social welfare?

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  • There was another, a winding white road running up a wind-swept valley with the trees bowing to a storm and a spatter of rain slanting across the hill, there was a portrait of a fierce old lady and another of a man with lace ruffles and a satin coat.

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  • The next morning the keeper of the lighthouse on Great Karl's Island found a bit of bark poked under the entrance-door, and on it was carved in slanting, angular letters: The foxes on the little island have fallen down into Hell's Hole.

    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

  • He hath no vexing memory of blood in slanting rain,

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  • With the rain slanting under the awning, a cat scales the screen door to draw Drumright resident Dick Davis’ attention to the situation worsening outside.

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  • The slanting, which is an ideal composition for beginners looks beautiful in tall containers like bamboo or pitchers.

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  • The slanting is the same either way, and the end result is the same: the viewer is misled by the information provider.

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  • In such a contingency the resultant surfaces are described as slanting surfaces or inclines,

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