slant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slant present with a bias "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
    • v slant heel over "The tower is tilting","The ceiling is slanting"
    • v slant to incline or bend from a vertical position "She leaned over the banister"
    • v slant lie obliquely "A scar slanted across his face"
    • n slant degree of deviation from a horizontal plane "the roof had a steep pitch"
    • n slant a biased way of looking at or presenting something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The slanted line that divides dates, fractions, choices, etc. (6/1/04) is called a virgule.
    • Slant A slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a slant .
    • Slant An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.
    • a Slant Inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; sloping; oblique. "The slant lightning."
    • v. i Slant To be turned or inclined from a right line or level; to lie obliquely; to slope. "On the side of younder slanting hill."
    • v. t Slant To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping direction to; as, to slant a line.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slant To lie obliquely to some line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; slope: as, a slanting roof.
    • slant To go or turn off at a small angle from some direct line; deviate: as, at this point the road slants off to the right. Specifically
    • slant To exaggerate; “draw the long bow”; fib.
    • slant To have a leaning; incline.
    • slant To give a sloping direction to; set or place at an angle to something else: as, slant the mirror a little more.
    • slant Sloping; oblique; inclined from a direct line or plane.
    • n slant An oblique direction or plane; a slope.
    • n slant An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.
    • n slant A chance; an opportunity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Slant slant sloping: oblique: inclined from a direct line—also Slan′ting
    • n Slant a slope: a gibe:
    • v.i Slant to turn in a sloping direction
    • v.i Slant to slope, to incline towards:
    • n Slant (slang) a chance
    • v.i Slant (Scot.) to exaggerate, to lie
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
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    “The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.”
  • Emily Dickinson
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    “Tell the truth, but tell it slant.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. slenten, to slope, slide; cf. Sw. slinta, to slide

Usage

In literature:

The lights shone through slanting lattices of rain.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
First he made a slanting line and then he crossed it.
"Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens" by Margaret White Eggleston
So young Gordon went away across the hills, whistling his dogs cheerily on, the sunlight glimmering on the slanting barrels of his gun.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
Tube in quantities of 10 c.c., slant, and allow to set.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The Phoenix began to slant down toward it, and presently they landed in a little meadow.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
It rose to the height of hundreds of feet, in some places with a slanting face, but generally almost as vertical as a wall.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Even Kassar had said words of sympathy, his face expressionless and his slanted eyes opaque.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
On certain slants of wind a sharper edge would come that bit through ordinary clothes.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Dark underneath, their tops shone like pure silver in the sun's slanting glare.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
It has, in the first place, a face set up slanting on a pedestal.
"Harper's Young People, April 6, 1880" by Various
Her slanting eyes were big with fear, and he tried to tell her with a look that he did not want this.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
She looked anxiously up at the sun, which was shining slantingly upon the freshly harrowed land through a gray haze that hung about it.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
The chasm was narrow, scarcely ten feet wide, and from where he stood slanted so that the bottom could not be seen.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
There is the faint "szgee" of the rudder, and back slides the arrow to 6,500 on a falling slant of ten or fifteen knots.
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling
The flame burned upright, and then flickered and slanted.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
The moonlight slanted over the western roof of the building and fell on her.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
One long, upward slant of road led straight to it, bare of trees, and silvery in the moonlight.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
To reach the boats, we had to climb up the slanting deck to the edge of the ship.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
She lay on a slanting frame of saplings held together by a network of thongs.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
His face was thin and cunning, with slanted rat's eyes.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

But their slanting rays all feebly
On our zone the sunbeams shoot;
They can only tinge the foliage,
But they ripen ne'er the fruit.
"Punch Song (To be sung in the Northern Countries)" by Friedrich von Schiller
A beam of the slant west sunshine
Made the wan face almost fair,
Lit the blue eyes' patient wonder
And the rings of pale gold hair.
"The Changeling ( From The Tent on the Beach )" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And now, where circling hills looked down
With cannon grimly planted,
O'er listless camp and silent town
The golden sunset slanted.
"Music In Camp" by John Reuben Thompson
He searched and searched, while down the skies
Went slow the slanting sun.
At length he lifted hopeless eyes,
And day was nearly done!
"The Golden Key" by George MacDonald
"He summoned Autumn, slanting down
The second bar. Thereover strode
A Wether, fleeced in burning brown,
And largely loitered down the Road.
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
Because your eyes are slant and slow,
Because your hair is sweet to touch,
My heart is high again; but oh,
I doubt if this will get me much.
"Prophetic Soul" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

The Inside Slant podcast this week was a tie-in to NFC West colleague Mike Sando's MVP Watch post, which features three quarterbacks ahead of Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson in the rankings.
I snuck away from the blog for an hour Wednesday afternoon to record the weekly Inside Slant podcast, and two related news items were waiting upon my return.
The chart in the Nov 6 issue of the Kalamazoo Gazette was one of the most slanted, tawdry pieces of journalism that I have ever seen.
Enjoy a new slant on chestnuts by storytellers.
AP's Mideast story slanted against Israel.
This request came from an agricultural broadcaster in the Northwest, placing a positive slant on the future of agriculture.
Brilliant yellow sun rays were slanting across the landscape, each day from lower in the southern sky.
The movies for review this time are "The Green Hornet ," an update of a classic radio, TV and comic book super-hero with a new, humorous slant.
Reed was a stickler for loops and slants in cursive.
Mike Sando and I spent a portion of this week's Inside Slant podcast discussing the ESPN Hot Read on the NFL's toughest road venues.
I must point out the bias, and therefore, the slant, of the recent letter to the editor written by Heath Hardman.
That means such mailers can even be slanted -- and most are -- as long as they are educational in nature.
It started with a slant to Miles Austin on five-man pressure.
WHAT WE think of as history has probably been slanted since the first cave artist added extra heft to the bison that got away.
SLANT 45: The Movie Cadillac is a very proud to sponsor of the SLANT 45 movie premier.
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In science:

Its amplitude is proportional to the dark slanted line at the right in Fig. 1.
Rare K decay: results and prospects
The rock coverage was very irregular and the actual slant depth under which a source is observable was taken into account when evaluating the muon flux at the surface.
Search for cosmic ray sources using muons detected by the MACRO experiment
Let Φ = P ( bE u ) be a polynomial of the slant products chi ( bE u )/b for elements b ∈ H ∗ (X ) and i ∈ Z≥ 0 .
A theory of the invariants obtained from the moduli stacks of stable objects on a smooth polarized surface
The slant of the histograms representing unpolarized cross section both at √s = 360 GeV and √s = 500 GeV is caused solely by the Lorentz boost of the corresponding flat angular distribution of the µ+ resulting from the decay of unpolarized top quark at rest.
Top quark pair production at a linear collider in the presence of an anomalous Wtb coupling
In this profile N/2 nodes xi are uniformly distributed on its slant part, and N/2 nodes are uniformly distributed on its vertical portion x = L.
Modified Rayleigh Conjecture for scattering by periodic structures
Another slant on this problem is to try and describe some of the dynamics of such systems in terms of a limited set of degrees of freedom.
Oblate-prolate shape coexistence at finite angular momentum
Also, the tra jectories have a slanted appearance.
3D MHD Modeling of the Gaseous Structure of the Galaxy: Description of the Simulations
Additionally, Gaisser-Hillas fit parameters, longitudinal energy deposit profiles and energy spectra for 3 different slant depth levels can be provided.
First Results of Fast One-dimensional Hybrid Simulation of EAS Using CONEX
However, AGB stars in M3 are more concentrated near the bump and show a slightly slanted AGB sequence above RGB, while AGB stars in M13 are less concentrated near the bump and show a scattered AGB sequence above RGB.
Different Characteristics of the Bright Branches of the Globular Clusters M3 and M13
There are two additional considerations which give this point of view a different slant from ref 4.
Dynamics of the Vortex Fluid in Cuprate Superconductors: the Nernst Effect
So, as in an ordinary diagram, the world line of a photon in the Penrose-Carter diagram is still a line slanted at an angle of 45◦ , but with respect to the ξ and ψ coordinates.
Penrose-Carter diagram for an uniformly accelerated observer
The first substantial treatment in book form of profinite groups was Serre’s influential book [CG]: as the title suggests, this is primarily concerned with homological matters and is slanted towards number theory.
Some aspects of profinite group theory
The slant dashed lines characterize the velocity of propagation of the wave train.
Non-spectral methods of analysis of the internal gravity waves measurements in ocean
The thin, slanted line indicates the most probable value of Ctrue as a function of Cmeas and represents therefore the bias of the method.
Top quark properties measurement with the $D0$ detector
The net effect is that even though the surface muon flux at non-zero zenith angles is larger than the vertical muon flux, the flux for a detector at depth D (and slant depth d ∼ D/ cos θ) is decreased relative to the vertical muon flux at depth D .
High energy leptons from muons in transit
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