• WordNet 3.6
    • adj slanting having an oblique or slanted direction
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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.
    • a Slanting Oblique; sloping.
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  • Winston Churchill
    “The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    “Tell the truth, but tell it slant.”


In literature:

He crawled around on his box top and then managed to clamber up on the slanting board, one edge of which rested on the box.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
Down the crooked path of the Mulberry Street Bend the sunlight slanted into the heart of New York's Italy.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
A slanting cleft in the stone could be climbed easily, but it seemed incredible that this might be the only entrance.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
I could see through the port of the bow pivot the slant sunlight upon the water, and how the blue of the sky was paling.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
These huge flat loaves are hung up on slanting shelves.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
He was standing on the slanting end of an upheaved log dominating the scene.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
Lights were on in Polter's house; they slanted out in yellow shafts to the nearby white ground.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
At rest, the observer should stand in front and note the slant of the long pasterns.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The ambitious amateur may readily get the proportion of slant by measuring common chairs.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
A long, slanting, ladderlike arm arose.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster

In poetry:

Golden against the shadow shone
The lamp's small flame, till dawn was brightening,
And on the flame a gold beam slanted.
The shadows lingering on
Grew faint and thin.
"The Lamp" by John Freeman
If some new soul, asearch for incarnation,
Should, through our kisses, enter Life again,
It would inherit all our desolation,
All the soft sorrow of the slanting rain.
"Nay, Not To-night" by Laurence Hope
As down the slanting path I wend,
Behold, a breadth of distant sea,
Between the hills on either hand,
Ships bearing from some unknown land
To other land unknown to me.
"Age" by William Bell Scott
And now she watch'd the wasting lamp,
Her timid bosom panting;
And now, the Crickets faintly sing,
And now she hears the Raven's wing
Sweeping their low roof, slanting.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
And, instant as some star's slant flame,
That scores the swarthy cheek of night,
Perhaps behold Colonial dame
And gentleman in stately white
Go glimmering down the pale moonlight.
"A Street Of Ghosts" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then on he panted
By grim Mai-Don, and slanted
Up the steep Ridge-way, hearkening betwixt whiles,
Till, nearing coast and harbor, he beheld the shore-line planted
With Foot and Horse for miles.
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Slanted Door's Charles Phan pens first cookbook.
Steve & Cokie's views slanted .
Readers debate spending money on the unfortunate, college loans and slanted news stories.
USA Today and NBC Attack GA with Slanted Airport Funding Story.
' Slanted Screen' Rues The Absence Of Asians.
Slanting the Torture Story.
Jennifer Colliau, owner of Small-Hand Foods and bartender at Slanted Door and Heaven's Dog in San Francisco, Calif, on January 12, 2009.
A quick search indicates he's been ranting about slanted polls all year, and he's stepped it up in the last few days.
Run your slant, here's the ball, see you later.
New Jeepers has strange slant.
OPI joined designer Lauren Moffatt for her Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week presentation and created a slanted reverse French Manicure with orange tips.
The "Old Rugged Cross" with a new slant.
Romi Machine Tools introduces the GL240 and GL280 slant bed lathes.
1972 Plymouth Duster Slant Sick Side View.
1972 Plymouth Duster Slant Sick Injectors.

In science:

In the framework of cascade theory, any effect coming from the influence of the atmosphere should be accounted as a function of the slant depth t 51 .
Phenomenology of cosmic ray air showers
Then, the particle lateral distributions for inclined showers ρ(r, t′ ) are given by the corresponding vertical LDF ρ(r, t) but evaluated at slant depth t′ (θ, ζ ) where the dependence on the azimuthal angle is evident.
Phenomenology of cosmic ray air showers
Fast slant stack: A notion of radon transform for data in a cartesian grid which is rapidly computible, algebraically exact, geometrically faithful and invertible.
Networks of Polynomial Pieces with Application to the Analysis of Point Clouds and Images
The vertical/slanted arrows labeled “ (cid:27) ” are resolutions, and the horizontal arrows are all inclusions of subsequences.
Krull dimension for limit groups II: aligning JSJ decompositions
Gaussian distribution, with µ = 0.0 and σ = 1.0, Φ(xi ) is the CDF of a Gaussian distribution (Equation (9)) and αs is known as the shape or slant parameter.
Statistical Tools for Classifying Galaxy Group Dynamics