line drawing


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n line drawing a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
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  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “The English never draw a line without blurring it.”


Draw a line in the sand - If you draw a line in the sand, you establish a limit beyond which things will be unacceptable.
Draw the line - When you draw the line, you set out limits of what you find acceptable, beyond which you will not go.


In literature:

The streams of destiny were converging that afternoon; the lines were drawing close together.
"The House of Mystery" by William Henry Irwin
Nor is it at all difficult in practice to draw the line and say what is fairly admissible conjecture and what is not.
"Creation and Its Records" by B.H. Baden-Powell
I draw that line at free show-tickets.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions" by Slason Thompson
Draw a throwing line on floor 20 feet from each basket.
"My Book of Indoor Games" by Clarence Squareman
It is not necessary that I should draw the difficult line between honorable and dishonorable speculation.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
There are other fine lines in the drawing of the bodice and the folds of the skirt.
"Jean Francois Millet" by Estelle M. Hurll
I draw the line at snakes.
"Dick in the Everglades" by A. W. Dimock
Matthew Arnold says, "Conduct is three-fourths of character," and Christian benignity draws the line for conduct.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Must draw the line somewhere.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, July 25, 1891" by Various
But the barber points out to him that it is necessary to draw the line somewhere, and he draws it at bakers.
"Women and the Alphabet" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Must draw the line somewhere!
"Punch, or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, August 15, 1891" by Various
That is a good place to draw the line.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
One inch above these lines draw other lines straight across the wood.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
When inking in the pencil drawings, do not carry the lines within two inches of the edges of the sheets.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
Very clearly and firmly does Paul draw the line between the man and his dwelling-place.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
As, however, it was necessary to draw a line between those grants, the Pope fixed on 27-1/2 deg.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
First, whether a spherical or plane surface should be considered in drawing the line of demarcation.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803" by E.H. Blair
In order to draw near to nature I require a pole with a hook and line on the end of it.
"Roof and Meadow" by Dallas Lore Sharp
I am not strait-laced, but I draw the line at murder.
"Mr. Fortescue" by William Westall
I will carry in coal, but I draw the line at kindling wood.
"Peck's Compendium of Fun" by George W. Peck

In poetry:

'Tis hard to draw the line, indeed,
When we should pry, and when refrain,
But science surely has its need
Of knowledge gain'd, and also pain.
"How Nature's Beauties Should Be Viewed" by Thomas Frederick Young
Suddenly some invisible tentacles
Would draw into a circle lines of light,
As a massive searchlight hurtled past
On to the viaduct out of the night.
"On Early Trains" by Boris Pasternak
As some spent gladiator, struck by Death,
Whose reeling vision scarce a foe defines,
For one last effort gathers all his breath,
England draws in her lines.
"Arms And The Man - The Beginning Of The End" by James Barron Hope
The change for which he prayed and sought
In that sharp agony was wrought;
No partial interest draws its alien line
'Twixt North and South, the cypress and the pine!
"The Vow Of Washington" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Draw tight the belt about your slender frame;
Flash blue your eyes! Hold high your proud young head!
Today you march in Liberty's fair name,
To save the line enriched by France's dead!
"To My Son" by Anonymous Americas
I killed him! My God! Don't you hear?
I shook him until his red tongue
Hung flapping out through the black, queer,
Swollen lines of his lips. And I clung
With my nails drawing blood, while I flung
The loose, heavy body in fear.
"After Hearing A Waltz" by Amy Lowell

In news:

The unfortunate legacy of line drawing analysis is that it is an illusion.
I think that's where I draw the line.
Where should doctors draw the line.
An artist's drawing of Norwegian Cruise Line's 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway.
Tom Bertke of Oakland Reginald Jones of Oakland (with Snoop Dog and Moichael Jackson drawings he drew) talk while riding AC Transit's all-night 800 line, the " Nightowl ".
Reconstruction line drawing of Wattieza.
There's no fake letter from the Mexican general Santa Anna, Travis doesn't draw a line in the sand, and nobody torches the powder magazine.
Journalist Hilsum, international editor for Britain's Channel 4 News, draws on her reporting from the front lines of Libya's 2011 revolution for this dramatic account.
Drawing the Line, and Crossing It.
I should have have easily bundled more than ten marketers, but I put to draw the line somewhere.
Bruins want to draw a line in the sand vs Sun Devils.
Florida early voting draws long lines on first day.
Where do you draw the line.
Since the killing of Osama bin Laden, Navy SEALs have been the subject of two films and a best-selling book, but the US military is drawing the line at participating in the making of a video game.
The Legislature has waited so long to draw new lines for Congressional districts that it will be forced to delay and shorten the period for candidates to collect the signatures they need to get on the ballot, city and state officials say.

In science:

The process Γ (cid:55)→ Π ∈ D(Γ), where we draw the two simplest elements of D(Γ) on the bottom line. (For reasons of space, we omit the labels a and b on the bottom line.) The first graph is just the top-middle graph of Figure 8.5 but with added loops.
Averaging Fluctuations in Resolvents of Random Band Matrices
On the second line we draw four graphs Θ corresponding to choosing one of the four terms on the right-hand side of the first equation of (9.2).
Averaging Fluctuations in Resolvents of Random Band Matrices
Drawing vertical lines at t-locations of records (record times), and drawing horizontal lines at their x-locations (record values) divides the positive quadrant into rectangular tiles.
Exponential-Uniform Identities Related to Records
The following paragraphs describe the different steps for designing an interactive map based on the combination of paper map, touch-screen and audio output which consist in drawing and printing the raised-line paper map, choice of multi-touch technology, interaction methods and software architecture.
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People
In line with the approach we suggested above, the claim here is that the generation of the oneanaphoric form is best seen as a direct consequence of the fact that the dialogue manager produces a co-operative response by drawing attention to some entity whose properties contrast with those specified in the user’s query.
Generating One-Anaphoric Expressions: Where Does the Decision Lie?
For any configuration σ ∈ {+1, −1}Λ we draw horizontal resp. vertical lines of unit length between neighboring sites of opposite spins, doing as if the boundary spins were all plus; we then obtain a disjoint union of closed non-self-intersecting polygonal curves.
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
In other words, we follow the left-most possible path that is not allowed to cross open edges as shown in the picture below (for convenience, we draw the line that stays at ‘distance’ 1/4 from C− ).
Critical exponents, conformal invariance and planar Brownian motion
The diagram in is obtained by drawing n lines emanating from each band where n is its Hall conductance.
Fredholm Indices and the Phase Diagram of Quantum Hall Systems
The distinction between the exact and the effective two-dimensional problem is within the line thickness for the curved lines in the middle and bottom drawing.
The Chirality of Exceptional Points
Therefore we can draw the line l12 that passes through both points.
Limits of Voronoi Diagrams
Here pQCD draws the upper line border of nowadays theoretical approaches, while microdynamical codes cover rather the lower edge.
Strange Quark Matter Theory
The available sample is still to small to draw conclusive results, but it looks like they can probe more metal-rich galaxies compared to QSOs absorption lines.
The First Cosmic Structures and their Effects
Draw a line, denoted by AF , from A with angle φλ .
Multistage Hypothesis Tests for the Mean of a Normal Distribution
If an edge occurs under some condition, we draw such edge by a dotted line and write corresponding occurence condition.
Cocliques of maximal size in the prime graph of a finite simple group
The only modification consists in drawing the dotted lines or the solid grey lines through the center of the hexagons.
Blow-ups of the Toda lattices and their intersections with the Bruhat cells