Thesaurus / tangent
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At last the climbing trail dipped into a level tangent just below the top of the mountain.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Mr. Benjamin had been in the neighborhood, but, hearing that the enemy were in Madison, had gone off at a tangent.
The mere thought of the hospital sent her mind flying off at a tangent.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
The last wipe should be a quick stroke coming off of joint on a tangent.
ELEMENTS OF PLUMBINGSAMUEL DIBBLE
Two guns were for a time in the hands of the Boers, who, I believe, removed the tangent sights.
IN THE RANKS OF THE C.I.V.ERSKINE CHILDERS
Nevertheless, he shied off at a tangent, and chose haphazard the one topic which his sober judgment might have avoided.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
In cutting round and half-round files, a straight chisel is applied as tangent to the curve.
And, seating himself beside Dirrik, he began to explain the mysteries of sine, cosine and tangent.
DRY FISH AND WETANTHON BERNHARD ELIAS NILSEN
We can but allude, and hint, and suggest, and illustrate our position in an 'off-at-a-tangent' sort of way.
With no one at the wheel the Maggie shot off at a tangent and the hawsers slacked immediately.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
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