perpendicular


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Synonyms for perpendicular

at right angles

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Synonyms for perpendicular

at right angles to the horizon or to level ground

Synonyms for perpendicular

a straight line at right angles to another line

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a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity

an extremely steep face

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intersecting at or forming right angles

at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line

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extremely steep

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Every foot of our late descent had to be regained in ascending the opposite side of the gorge--an operation rendered the less agreeable from the consideration that in these perpendicular episodes we did not progress a hundred yards on our journey.
Nothing but dark and fearful chasms, separated by sharp-crested and perpendicular ridges as far as the eye could reach.
It must have been about three o'clock when we reached a narrow valley, between high perpendicular walls, situated about seventy-five fathoms deep.
Naked and unarmed, as I was, my end would have been both speedy and horrible at the hands of these cruel creatures had I had time to put my resolve into execution, but at the moment of the shriek each member of the herd turned in the direction from which the sound seemed to come, and at the same instant every particular snake-like hair upon their heads rose stiffly perpendicular as if each had been a sentient organism looking or listening for the source or meaning of the wail.
Also, the house was built against the perpendicular wall; and in the wall itself, shored by strong timbers, well drained and ventilated, we excavated two small rooms.
By means of a secondary tackle I had attached to the shears, I swung the boom to a nearly perpendicular position, then lowered the butt to the deck, where, to prevent slipping, I spiked great cleats around it.
Making this tackle fast, I took to the windlass the shears-tackle (which was connected with the end of the boom), and with a few turns had the mast perpendicular and clear.
The view, looking sheer down into the broad valley, eastward, from this great elevation--almost a perpendicular mile--was very quaint and curious.
These four perpendicular ranges of windows admitted air, and, the fire being kindled, heat, or smoke at least, to each of the galleries.
It was supplied with two rows of seats, perpendicular to the direction of the train on either side of an aisle which conducted to the front and rear platforms.
Often he had to cross and recross the rushing torrent, as it wound foaming and roaring down its broken channel, or was walled by perpendicular precipices; and imminent was the hazard of breaking the legs of the horses in the clefts and fissures of slippery rocks.
Every year, attendees come to watch the sunlight as it falls perfectly perpendicular on the sanctuary of Amun Ra'a at the center of the temple; the sunrays then move towards the temple's gates to reach Hatshepsut's ancient temple.
1] and wave height of 2 and 5 m with 10 s period, considering that the system faces these conditions in a perpendicular or parallel direction with respect to its main line.
According to astronomers, sun was exactly perpendicular above the Kaaba and the shadows were disappear for a slight period.