obliqueness

[ uh-bleek, oh-bleek; Military uh-blahyk, oh-blahyk ]SEE DEFINITION OF obliqueness
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They were long, true, but set squarely, and with just the slightest hint of obliqueness that was all for piquancy.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French oblique (14c.) and directly from Latin obliquus "slanting, sidelong, indirect," from ob "against" (see ob-) + root of licinus "bent upward," from PIE root *lei- "to bend, be movable" (see limb (n.1)). As a type of muscles, in reference to the axis of the body, 1610s (adj.), 1800 (n.). Related: Obliquely; obliqueness.

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