left-slanting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj left-slanting (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward
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Usage

In literature:

It separated into two streets, which ran in a slanting line, one to the right, and the other to the left.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Now, one day we left the Isiola River and cut across on a long upward slant to the left.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
Beyond a doubt, he had slanted unawares to the right or left and he would finish at the patrol-path.
"The Crystal Stopper" by Maurice LeBlanc
Later, his smile became crooked, the left side of his mouth slanting upward, and Quicksand got ready to stand from under.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
Half the force was left as a guard by the ships, and next day the rest went forward up the valley at a slant from the river's course.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
The eyebrows very fine, dark and slanted slightly, as if left that way by some unanswered question.
"The Window-Gazer" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Beyond Fricourt, the road leaves another slanting tongue at some distance to its left.
"The Old Front Line" by John Masefield
Make all the bars slanting from right to left first, fig.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
Point the needle towards the left shoulder, thus giving a slanting stitch.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
We slant up to the left through that notch in the ridge.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Kirby's left eyebrow slanted up in quizzical inquiry.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
One pair of wheels left the road, and the rig slanted alarmingly.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
His blow slanted off my left shoulder, numbing my arm to the finger-tips.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
A slight upward slant permits the water left with the coal to run back and escape.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Oleson waited patiently, still determined to hit, although somewhat dismayed by his two failures to gauge the left-hander's slants.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
Red as a lobster, his head slanting, he stared past her, with wild and searching glances, at the house that she had just left.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
They appeared to lie by magic on the side of the vale, like a mirror left in a slanting position.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
The needle is inserted from the under side of the cloth and points a little to the left, making a slanting stitch.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin
I had flung my left arm out to balance myself, and the descending club caught my wrist a slanting blow.
"A Maid of the Kentucky Hills" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
One afternoon he left Dingley Bottom earlier than usual, and wandered up the long slant in the direction of Treliskey Plantation.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Silas K(itto) Hocking
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In poetry:

For the snow hath melted
From sunless cleft,
And the clouds that pelted
Slant sleet have left
The sky as blue as a child's gaze after
Its tears have vanished and veered to laughter.
"Another Spring Carol" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Almost all current model slant bed turning centers allow machinists to use either right- or left-hand tooling.
On the left and right alike — and even in the middle, political pundits and reporters are offering lots of slants these days about the corner into which Republicans have painted themselves with regard to the fiscal-cliff stalemate.
Greg Sargent writes The Plum Line blog, a reported opinion blog with a liberal slant -- what you might call "opinionated reporting" from the left.
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In science:

But what will I, standing on the ground, see as the path of the beam? By the time the beam comes back to the starting point, the train will have moved slightly to the left, so the path of the beam, as seen by me, will not be just up and down, but slanting, as shown in the figure below.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
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