• WordNet 3.6
    • adj tilted departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal "the leaning tower of Pisa","the headstones were tilted"
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “The nature of a society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flowby the tilt of the social landscape.”


At full tilt - If something is at full tilt, it is going or happening as fast or as hard as possible.
Tilt at windmills - A person who tilts at windmills, tries to do things that will never work in practice.


In literature:

After a little he tilted his head and looked up at her.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
Then it becomes top-heavy and tilts over.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
His hat was tilted over his brows.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
He had blundered full-tilt across the embers of a French camp-fire.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
One stood with his whisky glass suspended in mid air, and tilted back his head to listen.
"Riders of the Silences" by John Frederick
Stay with us, you shall have a tilted cart all to yourself if you like.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
No one else wore a cap tilted back at quite so ridiculous an angle.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Here the ground had not been levelled, so the carriage was tilted a little to one side.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
He sent the snooper ahead, tilting it to look down into the pit.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
No one was near it, but it floated there, quivering and tilting a little, in the air.
"Rebels of the Red Planet" by Charles Louis Fontenay

In poetry:

Now he with tilts and tournaments
Was entertained so,
That all the best of Arthur's knights
Did him much pleasure show :
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
Now in Tuscany,
Pomegranates to warm, your hands at;
And crowns, kingly, generous, tilting crowns
Over the left eyebrow.
"PomegranateYOU tell me I am wrong." by D H Lawrence
The third tilt they together rode,
Neither of them would yield;
The fourth tilt they together rode,
They both fell on the field.
"The Elected Knight. From The Danish. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Art thou a Knight elected,
And have three Maidens thee bedight;
So shalt thou ride a tilt this day,
For all the Maidens' honour!"
"The Elected Knight. From The Danish. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On spear and casque by gallants gent
Her sisters' scarfs were borne,
But never at tilt or tournament
Were Margaret's colours worn.
"The Reiver's Wedding" by Sir Walter Scott
Tip-tilt your nose and curve your lip,
And let the impecunious R.I.P.,
To find some other, wealthier, new man:
All this you do because - you're Woman.
"Sir Walter" by Harry Breaker Morant

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The US Attorney in Manhattan has filed fraud charges against Full Tilt Poker and two other online companies.
According to the Gallup daily tracking survey, the first presidential debate tilted the race toward Republican nominee Mitt Romney almost overnight and he has held onto his lead in that survey.
Dawgs keep field tilted , pound Hazleton Area.
Tilted Arc, Richard Serra, 1981, sculpture, steel, New York City (destroyed).
Sonoma's Brennan Cole fights for yardage in Friday night's tilt against Analy.

In science:

Indeed, pinholes do not filter tip-tilt modes of the wavefront.
Updated results on prototype chalcogenide fibers for 10-um wavefront spatial filtering
This situation is analogous to that faced in the studies of the physical origin of the FP tilt of elliptical galaxies, where the so called “orthogonal exploration of the parameter space” is often adopted (see, e.g., Renzini & Ciotti 1993; Ciotti 1997) .
The scaling relations of galaxy clusters and their dark matter halos
In the tilted phase, the molecules are arranged in layers tilted by about 60◦ with respect to each other, as shown in Fig. 3(a).
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
The smectic-B phases themselves are tilted, but the degree of tilt is reduced significantly upon the addition of dipolar interactions.
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
In the same way, our theory of general sheaves for weighted pro jective lines should solve the problem of classifying the irreducible components of module varieties for quasi-tilted algebras of the form A = End(T ), with T a tilting sheaf for a weighted pro jective line.
General sheaves over weighted projective lines