Angles

Definitions

  • Grinding Angle, 20°;. Whetting Angle, 25°
    Grinding Angle, 20°;. Whetting Angle, 25°
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Angles (Ethnol) An ancient Low German tribe, that settled in Britain, which came to be called Engla-landAngleland or England). The Angles probably came from the district of Angelnnow within the limits of Schleswig), and the country now Lower Hanover, etc.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Using a Handscrew to hold a Board at an Angle Using a Handscrew to hold a Board at an Angle
Angles Angles
Fishing with an Angle Fishing with an Angle
Right-angled Arc Lamp Right-angled Arc Lamp

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance
    • angles See Angle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle
    • n.pl Angles ang′glz the Low German stock that settled in Northumbria, Mercia, and East Anglia.
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Quotations

  • George Santayana
    George%20Santayana
    “To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight to the blood.”
  • Peter Conrad
    Peter Conrad
    “All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it -- an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view.”
  • Daniel J. Boorstin
    Daniel%20J.%20Boorstin
    “The traditional novel form continues to enlarge our experience in those very areas where the wide-angle lens and the Cinema screen tend to narrow it.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.”
  • Izaak Walton
    Izaak Walton
    “Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.”

Idioms

From a different angle - If you look at something from a different angle, you look at it from a different point of view.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Angli,. See Anglican

Usage

In literature:

B. North-east angle of this church, of Roman work.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
At the command =saber=, draw the saber quickly, raising the arm to its full extent, to the right front, at an angle of about 45 deg.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
And still the raider climbed at a perilous angle, and at such a speed that Dennis gave up all attempts to use his glasses.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
The telescope is attached at its centre to an axis at right angles to its length.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Practically all navigation in strange waters in sight of land and in all waters out of sight of land depends upon the determination of angles.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
At the northerly angle was the junction of the Conemaugh and Stony creeks.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
They were now going up and at an angle which was very perceptible.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
I had scarce recognised the face, when the boat rounding up-stream brought the angle of the cabin between it and me.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
The angle at which it is reflected will be the same as that at which it meets the surface.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
This exclusion is complete, all the lines are straight, and cut one another at various angles.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
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In poetry:

Let others freeze with angling reeds,
And cut their legs with shells and weeds,
Or treacherously poor fish beset
With strangling snare or windowy net.
"The Bait" by John Donne
The fisherman's swapping a yarn for a yarn
Under the hand of the village barber,
And her in the angle of house and barn
His deep-sea dory has found a harbor.
"The Flower Boat" by Robert Frost
A Book of verses underneath the bough,
Provided that the verses do not scan,
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and Thou,
Short-haired, all angles, looking like a man.
"The New Omar" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The stillness pelts the eye, assaults the hair;
A beech sticks out a branch to warn the stars,
A lightening-bug jerks angles in the air,
Diving. "I am the captain of new wars!"
"Idiot" by Allen Tate
There runs the path my feet would tread
When first they learned to stray;
There stands the gambrel roof that spread
Its quaint old angles o'er my head
When first I saw the day.
"Our Home—Our Country" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Camera, as all-seeing god, satisfies our longing
for omniscience. To spy on others from this
height and angle: pedestrians pass in and out of
our lens like rare aquatic insects.
"Notes On Vision" by James Douglas Morrison

In news:

Nothing makes a cabinet look worse than door panels with unattractive grain that runs at weird angles.
It was a perfect evening from all angles Friday, Sept 21 as Carmi-White County High School celebrated Homecoming.
Sikeston freshman Blake Angle qualified for the Class 3 State Wrestling Tournament by finishing third place in the 103 pound class in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament Saturday.
Parallel, three-point, radial and angle DHxS grippers from Festo are designed for handling and assembly systems and have gripping force retention and overload protection for safety.
The parallel, three-point, radial and angle standard grippers , DHxS, from Festo are compact and offer reliability in the gripping process.
This Norway maple has been girdled by a clothesline, and has a double leader with a narrow crotch angle that signals eventual failure.
Distance Dependence on Launch Angle.
Anatomy of Saw Blades and Filing Angles.
Using a Nikon D300S + 10.5mm fisheye lens attached to the hang glider he provides an incredible angle of the mysterious formation.
Shad are angling to once again be the tasty harbinger of spring.
1962 International Harvester Scout 80 Left Side Angle.
Hummer H3 Left Side Angle.
Political Angle by Ryan Steffy.
Old-school carpenters know all the angles.
Indie bookstores try new e-book angle, striking deal with Kobo .
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In science:

For some angle θ the polarization vectors can be orthogonal to unit vector of source direction l, because quasi-longitudinal and quasishear polarization vectors are perpendicular, and if the angle θ change by 2π , the polarization vectors also rotate by 2π .
Fundamental Solutions in Plane Problem for Anisotropic Elastic Medium Under Moving Oscillating Source
The arc d appears to be edge-brightened within an angle of ∼ 30◦ from the radio axis; this is within the probable quasar opening angle (e.g., Saikia & Kulkarni 1994; Wilson & Tsvetanov 1994).
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
Notice that an Artin group is biorderable if and only if it is right-angled, hence a consequence of Droms’ result is that, if Γ is a right-angled Coxeter graph and Ω is any Coxeter graph, and if the Artin groups associated to Γ and Ω are isomorphic, then Γ = Ω.
Artin groups of spherical type up to isomorphism
One texture zero in the texture zero basis would fix the angle, z , in R; two texture zeros would yield relations among physical parameters (light neutrino masses, mixing angles in W and right handed sector parameters).
Neutrino Phenomenology -- the case of two right handed neutrinos
The predictions for the CHOOZ angle are very similar for textures VII and VIII, because of the large angles in the atmospheric and the solar sector.
Neutrino Phenomenology -- the case of two right handed neutrinos
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