obliques

[ uh-bleek, oh-bleek; Military uh-blahyk, oh-blahyk ]SEE DEFINITION OF obliques

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The usual corollary, that if the obliques are equal they meet the plane in a circle, offers a new plan of drawing a circle.

The remainder of the squad, or two, obliques to the right and halts on line with the leading file or files.

The remainder of the squad, or twos, obliques to the right and halts on line with the leading file or files.

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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