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A deep line of operations

  • (Military), a long line.
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A straight line

  • . "That which lies evenly between its extreme points." Euclid. "The shortest line between two points." Chauvenet. "A line which has the same direction through its whole length." Newcomb.
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a-line

  • noun women's clothing that has a fitted top and a flared skirt that is widest at the hemline
    • it is called the A-line because the effect resembles the capital letter A
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aclinic line

  • noun an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip
    magnetic equator.
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acoustic delay line

  • noun a delay line based on the time of propagation of sound waves
    acoustic delay line.
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actor's line

  • noun words making up the dialogue of a play
    speech; words.
    • the actor forgot his speech
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Adiabatic line or curve

  • a curve exhibiting the variations of pressure and volume of a fluid when it expands without either receiving or giving out heat.
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adonic line

  • noun a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis
    Adonic.
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agate line

  • noun space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
    line.
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Agonic line

  • noun an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is zero
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  • (Physics), an imaginary line on the earth's surface passing through those places where the magnetic needle points to the true north; the line of no magnetic variation. There is one such line in the Western hemisphere, and another in the Eastern hemisphere.
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Air line

  • a straight line; a bee line. Hence
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Air-line

  • adj.; as, air-line road.
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Anticlinal line, Anticlinal axis

  • (Geol.), a line from which strata dip in opposite directions, as from the ridge of a roof.
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Artificial lines

  • lines on a sector or scale, so contrived as to represent the logarithmic sines and tangents, which, by the help of the line of numbers, solve, with tolerable exactness, questions in trigonometry, navigation, etc.
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Ascending line

  • (Geneol.), the line of relationship traced backward or through one's ancestors. One's father and mother, grandfather and grandmother, etc., are in the line direct ascending.
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assembly line

  • noun mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
    line; assembly line.
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Atmospheric line

  • (Steam Engin.), the equilibrium line of an indicator card. Steam is expanded "down to the atmosphere" when its pressure is equal to that of the atmosphere. (See Indicator card.)
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Axial line

  • (Magnetism), the line taken by the magnetic force in passing from one pole of a horseshoe magnet to the other. Faraday.
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Balk line

  • (Billiards), a line across a billiard table near one end, marking a limit within which the cue balls are placed in beginning a game; also, a line around the table, parallel to the sides, used in playing a particular game, called the balk line game.
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bank line

  • noun the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
    credit line; line; personal credit line; line of credit; bank line.
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bar line

  • noun a vertical line before the accented beat marking the boundary between musical bars
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Base line

  • . (a) A main line taken as a base, as in surveying or in military operations. (b) A line traced round a cannon at the rear of the vent.
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battle line

  • noun the line along which warring troops meet
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baulk-line

  • noun line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game
    baulk-line; balkline.
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bee line

Bee" line`
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  1. The shortest line from one place to another, like that of a bee to its hive when loaded with honey; an air line. "A bee line for the brig." Kane.
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Blank line

  • (Print.), a vacant space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a line of quadrats.
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blood line

  • noun the descendants of one individual
    lineage; pedigree; parentage; descent; bloodline; ancestry; stemma; blood; line; stock; origin; blood line.
    • his entire lineage has been warriors
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bottom line

  • noun the last line in an audit; the line that shows profit or loss
  • noun the decisive point
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boundary line

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; border; borderline; mete.
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brake lining

  • noun the lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum
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branch line

  • noun a railway line connected to a trunk line
    spur; spur track.
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bread line

  • noun a queue of people waiting for free food
    breadline.
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Broken line

  • (Geom.), the straight lines which join a number of given points taken in some specified order.
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Bulked line

  • a line beyond which a wharf must not project; usually, the harbor line.
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bus line

  • noun an organization responsible for operating a bus transportation system
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business line

  • noun a particular kind of product or merchandise
    line of merchandise; line of products; line of business; business line; line.
    • a nice line of shoes
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by-line

  • noun a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
    by-line.
  • noun an auxiliary activity
    sideline; spare-time activity; avocation; pursuit; hobby.
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Casting line

  • (Fishing), the leader; also, sometimes applied to the long reel line.
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center line

  • noun a line that bisects a plane figure
    centerline.
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Chalk line

  • noun a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
    snapline; chalk line.
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  • a cord rubbed with chalk, used for making straight lines on boards or other material, as a guide in cutting or in arranging work.
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checkout line

  • noun a queue of people waiting to pay for purchases
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chorus line

  • noun a body of dancers or singers who perform together
    chorus.
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chow line

  • noun a queue of people waiting for food to be served (especially at a military camp)
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Circular lines

  • straight lines pertaining to the circle, as sines, tangents, secants, etc.
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city line

  • noun the boundary of a city
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Clew line

  • (Naut.), a rope by which a clew of one of the smaller square sails, as topsail, topgallant sail, or royal, is run up to its yard.
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Clew-line block

  • (Naut.), The block through which a clew line reeves. See Illust. of Block.
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Cod line

  • an eighteen-thread line used in catching codfish.
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color line

  • noun barrier preventing blacks from participating in various activities with whites
    colour bar; color line; Jim Crow; color bar.
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colour line

  • noun barrier preventing blacks from participating in various activities with whites
    colour bar; color line; Jim Crow; color bar.
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command line

  • noun commands that a user types in order to run an application
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command line interface

  • noun a user interface in which you type commands instead of choosing them from a menu or selecting an icon
    CLI.
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Complex of lines

  • (Geom.), all the possible straight lines in space being considered, the entire system of lines which satisfy a single relation constitute a complex; as, all the lines which meet a given curve make up a complex. The lines which satisfy two relations constitute a congruency of lines; as, the entire system of lines, each one of which meets two given surfaces, is a congruency.
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conga line

  • noun a line of people in single file performing the conga dance
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Congruency of lines

  • . (Geom.) See Complex of lines, under Complex, n.
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Contour line

  • noun a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    contour.
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  • (Topographical Suv.), the line in which a horizontal plane intersects a portion of ground, or the corresponding line in a map or chart.
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Correction line

  • (Surv.), a parallel used as a new base line in laying out township in the government lands of the United States. The adoption at certain intervals of a correction line is necessitated by the convergence of of meridians, and the statute requirement that the townships must be squares.
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Cotidal lines

  • (Phys. Geog.), lines on a map passing through places that have high tide at the same time.
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county line

  • noun the boundary between two counties
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credit line

  • noun the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
    credit line; line; personal credit line; line of credit; bank line.
  • noun a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
    by-line.
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cylindrical lining

  • noun a cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction
    bushing.
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Dandy line

  • a kind of fishing line to which are attached several crosspieces of whalebone which carry a hook at each end.
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danger line

  • noun a line beyond which it is dangerous to go
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date line

  • noun an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
    date line; dateline.
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Datum line

  • (Surv.), the horizontal or base line, from which the heights of points are reckoned or measured, as in the plan of a railway, etc.
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Dead line

  • (Mil.), a line drawn within or around a military prison, to cross which involves for a prisoner the penalty of being instantly shot.
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delay line

  • noun a circuit designed to introduce a calculated delay into the transmission of a signal
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demarcation line

  • noun the boundary of a specific area
    limit; demarcation.
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Deviation of the line of the vertical

  • the difference between the actual direction of a plumb line and the direction it would have if the earth were a perfect ellipsoid and homogeneous, caused by the attraction of a mountain, or irregularities in the earth's density.
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digital subscriber line

  • noun a generic name for digital lines that are provided by telephone companies to their local subscribers and that carry data at high speeds
    DSL.
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district line

  • noun the boundary between two districts
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dividing line

  • noun a conceptual separation or distinction
    line; demarcation; contrast.
    • there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity
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dotted line

  • noun a line made up of dots or dashes; often used to indicate where you are supposed to sign a contract
    • just sign on the dotted line
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draw a line

  • verb reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
    draw a line.
    • I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!
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draw the line

  • verb reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
    draw a line.
    • I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!
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drive line

  • noun mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
    drive line.
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drive line system

  • noun mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
    drive line.
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drop a line

  • verb communicate (with) in writing
    write.
    • Write her soon, please!
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drop line

  • noun a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
    stagger head; staggered head; drop line; stephead; dropline.
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electrical line of force

  • noun a line of force in an electrical field
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electromagnetic delay line

  • noun a delay line based on the time of propagation of electromagnetic waves
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Equinoctial line

  • noun the great circle on the celestial sphere midway between the celestial poles
    celestial equator; equinoctial; equinoctial circle.
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  • (Astron.), the celestial equator; so called because when the sun is on it, the nights and days are of equal length in all parts of the world. See Equator.
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equity credit line

  • noun a loan secured by equity value in the borrower's home
    home equity credit; home equity loan; home loan.
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fall in line

  • verb agree on (a position)
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family line

  • noun people descended from a common ancestor
    kinfolk; family; phratry; kinsfolk; sept; folk.
    • his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower
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Fancy line

  • (Naut.), a line rove through a block at the jaws of a gaff; used to haul it down.
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fault line

  • noun (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
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feeder line

  • noun a branching path off of a main transportation line (especially an airline)
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fence line

  • noun a boundary line created by a fence
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Fiducial line ∨ point

  • (Math. & Physics.), a line or point of reference, as for setting a graduated circle or scale used for measurments.
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field line

  • noun an imaginary line in a field of force; direction of the line at any point is the direction of the force at that point
    field line.
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finish line

  • noun a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
    finish line.
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finishing line

  • noun a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
    finish line.
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firing line

  • noun the line from which soldiers deliver fire
  • noun the most advanced and responsible group in an activity
    • the firing line is where the action is
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Fish line, ∨ Fishing line

  • a line made of twisted hair, silk, etc., used in angling.
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Fishing line

  • noun a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached
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  • a line used in catching fish.
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flight line

  • noun place where airplanes are parked and the maintenance hangars (but not the runways or taxiways)
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Foul ball lines

  • (Baseball), lines from the home base, through the first and third bases, to the boundary of the field.
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foul line

  • noun a line from which basketball players take penalty shots
  • noun a line across a bowling alley that a bowler must not cross
  • noun lines through 1st and 3rd base indicating the boundaries of a baseball field
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four-lined leaf bug

  • noun yellow or orange leaf bug with four black stripes down the back; widespread in central and eastern North America
    Poecilocapsus lineatus; four-lined leaf bug.
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four-lined plant bug

  • noun yellow or orange leaf bug with four black stripes down the back; widespread in central and eastern North America
    Poecilocapsus lineatus; four-lined leaf bug.
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fraunhofer lines

Fraun"ho*fer lines`
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  1. (Physics.) The lines of the spectrun; especially and properly, the dark lines of the solar spectrum, so called because first accurately observed and interpreted by Fraunhofer, a German physicist.
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front line

  • noun the line along which opposing armies face each other
    front; battlefront.
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frown line

  • noun a facial wrinkle associated with frowning
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fuel line

  • noun a pipe that carries gasoline from a tank to a gasoline engine
    fuel line; gas line.
    • the car wouldn't start because dirt clogged the gas line
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furnace lining

  • noun lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
    refractory.
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gag line

  • noun the point of a joke or humorous story
    gag line; laugh line; punch line.
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gas line

  • noun a queue of vehicles waiting to purchase gasoline
  • noun a pipeline used to transport natural gas
    • the workmen broke through the gas line
  • noun a pipe that carries gasoline from a tank to a gasoline engine
    fuel line; gas line.
    • the car wouldn't start because dirt clogged the gas line
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geodesic line

  • noun (mathematics) the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere)
    geodesic.
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Geodetic linecurve

  • the shortest line that can be drawn between two points on the elipsoidal surface of the earth; a curve drawn on any given surface so that the osculating plane of the curve at every point shall contain the normal to the surface; the minimum line that can be drawn on any surface between any two points.
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get a line

  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; discover; see; hear; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted
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goal line

  • noun a line marking each end of the playing field or pitch; where the goals stand
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green line

  • noun the border marking the boundaries of the land that Israel won in its 1948 war of independence
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Ground line

  • (Descriptive Geom.), the line of intersection of the horizontal and vertical planes of projection.
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gunter's line

Gun"ter's line`
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  1. A logarithmic line on Gunter's scale, used for performing the multiplication and division of numbers mechanically by the dividers; -- called also line of lines, and line of numbers.
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Hair line

  • a line made of hair; a very slender line.
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hand line

  • noun a fishing line managed principally by hand
    handline.
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hanoverian line

  • noun the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)
    Hanover; House of Hanover.
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hard line

  • noun a firm and uncompromising stance or position
    hard line.
    • the governor took a hard line on drugs
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Hard lines

  • noun a firm and uncompromising stance or position
    hard line.
    • the governor took a hard line on drugs
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  • hardship; difficult conditions.
  • hard lot. C. Kingsley. [See Def. 18.]
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hard-line

  • adjective satellite firm and uncompromising
    hardline.
    • a hard-line policy
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harpoon line

  • noun a strong rope for making the catch fast to the harpooner's boat
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heart line

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
    line of heart; heart line; love line.
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Helispherical line

  • (Math.). the rhomb line in navigation. R.
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hold the line

  • verb hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant
  • verb hold the phone line open
    hold on; hang on.
    • Please hang on while I get your folder
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hook line and sinker

  • adverb in every detail
    • he believed her story hook, line, and sinker
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Horizontal line

  • (Descriptive Geometry & Drawing), a constructive line, either drawn or imagined, which passes through the point of sight, and is the chief line in the projection upon which all verticals are fixed, and upon which all vanishing points are found.
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hot line

  • noun a direct telephone line between two officials
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Hour line

  • . (a) (Astron.) A line indicating the hour. (b) (Dialing) A line on which the shadow falls at a given hour; the intersection of an hour circle which the face of the dial.
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Imaginary points, lines, surfaces

  • etc. (Geom.), points, lines, surfaces, etc., imagined to exist, although by reason of certain changes of a figure they have in fact ceased to have a real existence.
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in line

  • adjective satellite being next in a line of succession
    • he was in line for the presidency
  • adjective satellite awaiting something; especially something due
    • people were in line at the checkout counter
    • she was in line for promotion
  • adverb one behind another in a line or queue
    • they waited in line for the tickets
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in-line skate

  • noun a shoe with a line of rollers fixed to the sole
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Indented line

  • (Fort.), a line with alternate long and short faces, with salient and receding angles, each face giving a flanking fire along the front of the next.
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international date line

  • noun an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
    date line; dateline.
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Isentropic lines

  • lines which pass through points having equal entropy.
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Isoclinal lines

  • (Magnetism), lines on the earth's surface connecting places at which a dipping needle indicates the same inclination or dip.
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isoclinic line

  • noun an isogram connecting points of equal magnetic inclination
    isoclinal.
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Isodiabatic linescurves

  • a pair of lines or curves exhibiting, on a diagram of energy, the law of variation of the pressure and density of a fluid, the one during the lowering, and the other during the raising, of its temperature, when the quantity of heat given out by the fluid during any given stage of the one process is equal to the quantity received during the corresponding stage of the other. Such lines are said to be isodiabatic with respect to each other. Compare Adiabatic.
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Isodynamic lines

  • (Magnetism), lines on the earth's surface connecting places at which the magnetic intensity is the same.
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isogonal line

  • noun an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is the same
    isogonal line; isogone; isogonic line.
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isogonic line

  • noun an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is the same
    isogonal line; isogone; isogonic line.
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Isogonic lines

  • noun an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is the same
    isogonal line; isogone; isogonic line.
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  • (Magnetism), lines traced on the surface of the globe, or upon a chart, connecting places at which the deviation of the magnetic needle from the meridian or true north is the same.
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isometric line

  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric; isometric line.
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Isometric lines

  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric; isometric line.
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  • (Thermodynamics), lines representing in a diagram the relations of pressure and temperature in a gas, when the volume remains constant.
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Isopiestic lines

  • lines showing, in a diagram, the relations of temperature and volume, when the elastic force is constant; called also isobars.
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Isorropic line

  • (in a diagram) (Geom.), the locus of all the points for which a specified function has a constant value.
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Isothermal line

  • . (a) An isotherm . (b) A line drawn on a diagram of energy such that its ordinates represent the pressures of a substance corresponding to various volumes, while the absolute temperature is maintained at a constant value.
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keep in line

  • verb control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
    control; manipulate.
    • She manipulates her boss
    • She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up
    • The teacher knew how to keep the class in line
    • she keeps in line
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lancastrian line

  • noun the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose
    Lancaster; House of Lancaster.
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land line

  • noun a telephone line that travels over terrestrial circuits
    landline.
    • a land line can be wire or fiber optics or microwave
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Lateral line

  • noun sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water
    lateral line.
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  • (Anat.), in fishes, a line of sensory organs along either side of the body, often marked by a distinct line of color.
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lateral line organ

  • noun sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water
    lateral line.
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laugh line

  • noun a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
    crow's foot; crow's feet.
  • noun the point of a joke or humorous story
    gag line; laugh line; punch line.
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lay on the line

  • verb expose to a chance of loss or damage
    lay on the line; risk.
    • We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
    • Why risk your life?
    • She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong
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Lead line

  • noun (nautical) plumb line for determining depth
    lead line.
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  • (a) (Med.) A dark line along the gums produced by a deposit of metallic lead, due to lead poisoning . (b) (Naut.) A sounding line.
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Ledger line

  • noun a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff
    ledger line.
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  • . See Leger line, under 3d Leger, a.
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Leech line

  • a line attached to the leech ropes of sails, passing up through blocks on the yards, to haul the leeches by. Totten.
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Leger line

  • noun a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff
    ledger line.
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  • (Mus.), a line added above or below the staff to extend its compass; called also added line.
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Level line

  • (Shipbuilding), the outline of a section which is horizontal crosswise, and parallel with the rabbet of the keel lengthwise.
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Life line

  • noun a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
    lifeline; life line.
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  • . (a) (Naut.) A line along any part of a vessel for the security of sailors . (b) A line attached to a life boat, or to any life saving apparatus, to be grasped by a person in the water.
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line backer

  • noun a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen
    linebacker.
  • noun (American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage
    linebacker.
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line block

  • noun engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved
    linecut; line block.
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Line breeding

  • (Stockbreeding), breeding by a certain family line of descent, especially in the selection of the dam or mother.
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line coach

  • noun an assistant football coach in charge of the linemen
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Line conch

  • (Zoöl.), a spiral marine shell (Fasciolaria distans), of Florida and the West Indies. It is marked by narrow, dark, revolving lines.
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line double

  • noun a double resulting from a line drive
    line double.
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line drawing

  • noun a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
    depiction; delineation; limning.
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line drive

  • noun (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter
    liner.
    • the batter hit a liner to the shortstop
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Line engraving

  • noun a print obtained from a line drawing
    linecut.
  • noun engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved
    linecut; line block.
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  • . (a) Engraving in which the effects are produced by lines of different width and closeness, cut with the burin upon copper or similar material; also, a plate so engraved . (b) A picture produced by printing from such an engraving.
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line feed

  • noun the operation that prepares for the next character to be printed or displayed on the next line
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line item

  • noun an item in an appropriation bill
    • Some governors can veto line items in their state budgets
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line judge

  • noun football official who assists the referee by keeping track of the official time during the game
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line management

  • noun administration of the activities contributing directly to an organization's output
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Line of battle

  • noun a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack
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  • . (a) (Mil Tactics) The position of troops drawn up in their usual order without any determined maneuver . (b) (Naval) The line or arrangement formed by vessels of war in an engagement.
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Line of battle ship

  • . See Ship of the line, below.
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Line of beauty

  • (Fine Arts), an abstract line supposed to be beautiful in itself and absolutely; differently represented by different authors, often as a kind of elongated S (like the one drawn by Hogarth).
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line of business

  • noun a particular kind of product or merchandise
    line of merchandise; line of products; line of business; business line; line.
    • a nice line of shoes
  • noun a particular kind of commercial enterprise
    field; field of operation.
    • they are outstanding in their field
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Line of centers

  • . (Mach.) (a) A line joining two centers, or fulcra, as of wheels or levers . (b) A line which determines a dead center. See Dead center, under Dead.
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line of control

  • noun a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan
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line of credit

  • noun the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
    credit line; line; personal credit line; line of credit; bank line.
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line of defence

  • noun any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something
    line of defence.
    • police are the major line of defense against crime
  • noun defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
    line of defence.
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line of defense

  • noun any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something
    line of defence.
    • police are the major line of defense against crime
  • noun defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
    line of defence.
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line of descent

  • noun the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
    lineage; filiation; descent.
  • noun the descendants of one individual
    lineage; pedigree; parentage; descent; bloodline; ancestry; stemma; blood; line; stock; origin; blood line.
    • his entire lineage has been warriors
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line of destiny

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
    line of destiny; line of fate.
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Line of dip

  • (Geol.), a line in the plane of a stratum, or part of a stratum, perpendicular to its intersection with a horizontal plane; the line of greatest inclination of a stratum to the horizon.
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line of duty

  • noun all that is normally required in some area of responsibility
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line of fate

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
    line of destiny; line of fate.
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Line of fire

  • noun the path of a missile discharged from a firearm
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  • (Mil.), the direction of fire.
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line of flight

  • noun the path along which a freely moving object travels through the air
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Line of force

  • noun an imaginary line in a field of force; direction of the line at any point is the direction of the force at that point
    field line.
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  • (Physics), any line in a space in which forces are acting, so drawn that at every point of the line its tangent is the direction of the resultant of all the forces. It cuts at right angles every equipotential surface which it meets. Specifically (Magnetism), a line in proximity to a magnet so drawn that any point in it is tangential with the direction of a short compass needle held at that point. Faraday.
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line of gab

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    spiel; patter.
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line of heart

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
    line of heart; heart line; love line.
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line of inquiry

  • noun an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
    line of inquiry.
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line of latitude

  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; parallel.
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line of least resistance

  • noun the easiest way
    path of least resistance.
    • In marrying him she simply took the path of least resistance
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Line of life

  • noun a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
    lifeline; life line.
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  • (Palmistry), a line on the inside of the hand, curving about the base of the thumb, supposed to indicate, by its form or position, the length of a person's life.
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Line of lines

  • . See Gunter's line.
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line of longitude

  • noun an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator
    meridian.
    • all points on the same meridian have the same longitude
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Line of march

  • noun the route along which a column advances
  • noun the arrangement of people in a line for marching
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  • . (Mil.) (a) Arrangement of troops for marching . (b) Course or direction taken by an army or body of troops in marching.
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line of merchandise

  • noun a particular kind of product or merchandise
    line of merchandise; line of products; line of business; business line; line.
    • a nice line of shoes
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Line of operations

  • that portion of a theater of war which an army passes over in attaining its object. H. W. Halleck.
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line of poetry

  • noun a single line of words in a poem
    line of poetry.
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line of products

  • noun a particular kind of product or merchandise
    line of merchandise; line of products; line of business; business line; line.
    • a nice line of shoes
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line of questioning

  • noun an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
    line of inquiry.
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line of reasoning

  • noun a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
    argumentation; line; argument; logical argument.
    • I can't follow your line of reasoning
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line of saturn

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
    line of destiny; line of fate.
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line of scrimmage

  • noun line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football
    line of scrimmage.
    • the runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage
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Line of sight

  • noun an imaginary straight line along which an observer looks
    line of sight.
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  • (Firearms), the line which passes through the front and rear sight, at any elevation, when they are sighted at an object.
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line of succession

  • noun the order in which individuals are expected to succeed one another in some official position
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line of thought

  • noun a particular way of thinking that is characteristic of some individual or group
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line of verse

  • noun a single line of words in a poem
    line of poetry.
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line of vision

  • noun an imaginary straight line along which an observer looks
    line of sight.
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line of work

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    job; line; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
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line officer

  • noun a commissioned officer with combat units (not a staff officer or a supply officer)
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line one's pockets

  • verb make a lot of money
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line organisation

  • noun the organizational structure of activities contributing directly to the organization's output
    line organisation.
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line organization

  • noun the organizational structure of activities contributing directly to the organization's output
    line organisation.
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line personnel

  • noun personnel having direct job performance responsibilities
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line printer

  • noun printer that serves as an output device on a computer; prints a whole line of characters at a time
    line printer.
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line roulette

  • noun a line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure
    roulette.
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line score

  • noun a summary of the scoring in a game (usually in tabular form)
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line single

  • noun a single resulting from a line drive
    line single.
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line spectrum

  • noun a spectrum in which energy is concentrated at particular wavelengths; produced by excited atoms and ions as they fall back to a lower energy level
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line squall

  • noun a squall advancing along a front that forms a definite line
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line storm

  • noun a violent rainstorm near the time of an equinox
    equinoctial storm.
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line triple

  • noun a triple resulting from a line drive
    line triple.
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Line tub

  • (Naut.), a tub in which the line carried by a whaleboat is coiled.
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line up

  • verb form a line
    • The buildings all line up neatly
  • verb get something or somebody for a specific purpose
    get hold; find; come up.
    • I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener
    • I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing
    • The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter
  • verb form a queue, form a line, stand in line
    queue; queue up.
    • Customers lined up in front of the store
  • verb place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
    align; adjust; aline.
    • align the car with the curb
    • align the sheets of paper on the table
  • verb arrange in ranks
    dress.
    • dress troops
  • verb take one's position before a kick-off
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line worker

  • noun an employee who works on an assembly line
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line-at-a-time printer

  • noun printer that serves as an output device on a computer; prints a whole line of characters at a time
    line printer.
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line-drive double

  • noun a double resulting from a line drive
    line double.
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line-drive single

  • noun a single resulting from a line drive
    line single.
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line-drive triple

  • noun a triple resulting from a line drive
    line triple.
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line-shooter

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    braggart; boaster; blowhard; vaunter; bragger.
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line-shooting

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; bragging; brag; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
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Lined gold

  • gold foil having a lining of another metal.
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lined snake

  • noun secretive snake of city dumps and parks as well as prairies and open woods; feeds on earthworms; of central United States
    Tropidoclonion lineatum.
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load line

  • noun waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded
    load line; Plimsoll; Plimsoll mark.
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Load line, ∨ Load water line

  • (Naut.), the line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth to which it sinks in the water when loaded.
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Log line

  • noun a knotted cord that runs out from a reel to a piece of wood that is attached to it
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  • (Naut.), a line or cord about a hundred and fifty fathoms long, fastened to the log-chip. See Note under 2d Log, n., 2.
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loop-line

  • noun a railway branch line that branches from the trunk line and then rejoins it later on
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love line

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
    line of heart; heart line; love line.
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Loxodromic curveline

  • (Geom.), a line on the surface of a sphere, which always makes an equal angle with every meridian; the rhumb line. It is the line on which a ship sails when her course is always in the direction of one and the same point of the compass.
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lubber line

  • noun a fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
    lubber's mark; lubber's point; lubber line.
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lubber's line

  • noun a fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
    lubber's mark; lubber's point; lubber line.
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Lubber's line, point, ∨ mark

  • a line or point in the compass case indicating the head of the ship, and consequently the course which the ship is steering.
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maginot line

  • noun a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border; initially considered to be impregnable, it was easily overrun by the German army in 1940
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Magistral line

  • (Fort.), the guiding line, or outline, or outline, by which the form of the work is determined. It is usually the crest line of the parapet in fieldworks, or the top line of the escarp in permanent fortifications.
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magnetic line of force

  • noun a line of force in a magnetic field
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main line

  • noun the principal route of a transportation system
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mason and dixon line

  • noun the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War
    Mason and Dixon line; Mason and Dixon's line.
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Mason and Dixon's line

  • noun the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War
    Mason and Dixon line; Mason and Dixon's line.
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  • also, the Mason-Dixon Line , the boundary line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, as run before the Revolution (1764-1767) by two English astronomers named Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. In an extended sense, the line between the free and the slave States.
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mason-dixon line

  • noun the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War
    Mason and Dixon line; Mason and Dixon's line.
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Mean line

  • . (Crystallog.) Same as Bisectrix.
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Median line

  • . (a) (Anat.) Any line in the mesial plane; specif., either of the lines in which the mesial plane meets the surface of the body. (b) (Geom.) The line drawn from an angle of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side; any line having the nature of a diameter.
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melodic line

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; strain; melody; line; tune.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
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mensal line

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
    line of heart; heart line; love line.
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mooring line

  • noun (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
    mooring.
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neat line

  • (Civil Engin.), a line to which work is to be built or formed.
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new line

  • noun the operation that prepares for the next character to be printed or displayed as the first character on the next line
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night-line

  • noun a fishing line with baited hooks left in the water to catch fish over night
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Nodal line, Nodal point

  • in a vibrating plate or cord, that line or point which remains at rest while the other parts of the body are in a state of vibration.
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Objective line

  • (Perspective), a line drawn on the geometrical plane which is represented or sought to be represented.
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Oblique line

  • (Geom.), a line that, meeting or tending to meet another, makes oblique angles with it.
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Occult line

  • (Geom.), a line drawn as a part of the construction of a figure or problem, but not to appear in the finished plan.
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off-line

  • adjective not on a regular route of a transportation system
    • an off-line ticket office
  • adjective not connected to a computer network
    • off-line resources
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off-line equipment

  • noun electronic equipment not in direct communication (or under the control of) the central processing unit
    auxiliary equipment.
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off-line operation

  • noun a operation performed by off-line equipment not under the control of the central processing unit
    auxiliary operation.
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old line state

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    MD; Maryland; Free State.
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old-line

  • adjective satellite adhering to conservative or reactionary principles
    oldline.
    • an oldline senator
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On the line

  • on a level with the eye of the spectator; said of a picture, as hung in an exhibition of pictures. also, at risk (dependent upon success) in a contest or enterprise, as the survival of the company is on the line in this project
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on-line

  • adjective on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system
    online.
    • on-line industries
  • adjective connected to a computer network or accessible by computer
    online.
    • an on-line database
  • adjective satellite being in progress now
    online.
    • on-line editorial projects
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on-line database

  • noun (computer science) a database that can be accessed by computers
    electronic information service; computer database; electronic database.
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opening line

  • noun the first line of a piece of writing (as a newspaper story)
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party line

  • noun the policy of a political group
    • He won in a vote along party lines
  • noun a telephone line serving two or more subscribers
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personal credit line

  • noun the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
    credit line; line; personal credit line; line of credit; bank line.
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personal line of credit

  • noun the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
    credit line; line; personal credit line; line of credit; bank line.
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petrol line

  • noun a pipe that carries gasoline from a tank to a gasoline engine
    fuel line; gas line.
    • the car wouldn't start because dirt clogged the gas line
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phone line

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone circuit; line; phone line; subscriber line.
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Picket line

  • noun a line of people acting as pickets
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  • . (Mil.) (a) A position held and guarded by small bodies of men placed at intervals . (b) A rope to which horses are secured when groomed.
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Pitch line, ∨ Pitch circle

  • (Gearing), an ideal line, in a toothed gear or rack, bearing such a relation to a corresponding line in another gear, with which the former works, that the two lines will have a common velocity as in rolling contact; it usually cuts the teeth at about the middle of their height, and, in a circular gear, is a circle concentric with the axis of the gear; the line, or circle, on which the pitch of teeth is measured.
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plantagenet line

  • noun the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485
    Plantagenet.
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plimsoll line

  • noun waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded
    load line; Plimsoll; Plimsoll mark.
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plot line

  • noun the plot of a book or play or film
    storyline.
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Plumb line

  • noun a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point
    perpendicular.
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  • . (a) The cord by which a plumb bob is suspended; a plummet . (b) A line directed to the center of gravity of the earth.
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Plummet line

  • a line with a plummet; a sounding line.
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Polar equation of a linesurface

  • an equation which expresses the relation between the polar coördinates of every point of the line or surface.
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poverty line

  • noun a level of personal income defining the state of poverty
    poverty level.
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power line

  • noun cable used to distribute electricity
    power cable.
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private line

  • noun a telephone line serving a single subscriber
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product line

  • noun a particular kind of product or merchandise
    line of merchandise; line of products; line of business; business line; line.
    • a nice line of shoes
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production line

  • noun mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
    line; assembly line.
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program line

  • noun (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
    instruction; command; statement.
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Projection of a straight line of a plane

  • the straight line of the plane connecting the feet of the perpendiculars let fall from the extremities of the given line.
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property line

  • noun the boundary line between two pieces of property
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punch line

  • noun the point of a joke or humorous story
    gag line; laugh line; punch line.
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put on the line

  • verb expose to a chance of loss or damage
    lay on the line; risk.
    • We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
    • Why risk your life?
    • She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong
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rail line

  • noun the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
    line; rail line.
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railroad line

  • noun line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
    railway; railroad; railroad line; railway system.
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railway line

  • noun line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
    railway; railroad; railroad line; railway system.
  • noun the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
    line; rail line.
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read between the lines

  • verb read what is implied but not expressed on the surface
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Rear line

  • (Mil.), the line in the rear of an army.
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reception line

  • noun a line of people (hosts and guests of honor) who welcome the guests at a reception party
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Rectilineal or Right-lined angle

  • one formed by two right lines.
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red line

  • noun a line that is colored red and that bisects an ice hockey rink
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Reef line

  • a small rope formerly used to reef the courses by being passed spirally round the yard and through the holes of the reef. Totten.
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refractory-lined

  • adjective (of furnaces) lined with material that has a high melting point
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Regiment of the line

  • (Mil.), a regiment organized for general service; in distinction from those (as the Life Guards) whose duties are usually special. Eng.
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regression line

  • noun a smooth curve fitted to the set of paired data in regression analysis; for linear regression the curve is a straight line
    regression curve.
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rhumb line

  • noun a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction
    loxodrome; rhumb.
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Rib-band lines

  • oblique longitudinal sectionss of the hull of a vessel.
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Right line

  • a straight line; the shortest line that can be drawn between two points.
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Right line a picture

  • as hung in an exhibition of pictures.
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right-lined

Right"-lined` adjective
Definitions
  1. Formed by right lines; rectilineal; as, a right-lined angle.
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rivet line

  • noun a line of rivets at a seam
    • the fuselage cracked along the rivet line
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royal line

  • noun royal persons collectively
    royal family; royalty; royal house.
    • the wedding was attended by royalty
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Rush line

  • (Football), the line composed of rushers.
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sash line

  • noun a strong cord connecting a sash weight to a sliding sash
    sash cord.
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scratch line

  • noun a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
    start; scratch line; scratch.
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scrimmage line

  • noun line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football
    line of scrimmage.
    • the runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage
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Segment of a line

  • the part of a line contained between two points on it.
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Service line

  • noun the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
    baseline.
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  • (Tennis), a line parallel to the net, and at a distance of 21 feet from it.
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Set line

  • a line to which a number of baited hooks are attached, and which, supported by floats and properly secured, may be left unguarded during the absence of the fisherman.
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sewer line

  • noun a main in a sewage system
    sewer main.
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Ship of the line

  • noun a warship intended for combat
    man-of-war.
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  • formerly, a ship of war large enough to have a place in the line of battle; a vessel superior to a frigate; usually, a seventy-four, or three-decker; called also line of battle ship. eventually abbreviated to "battleship" Totten.
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shoot a line

  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; vaunt.
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short line

  • noun a transportation system that operates over relatively short distances
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siegfried line

  • noun German fortifications facing the Maginot Line
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silk-lined

  • adjective satellite having a silk lining
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silver lining

  • noun a consoling aspect of a difficult situation
    bright side.
    • every cloud has a silver lining
    • look on the bright side of it
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six-lined racerunner

  • noun very swift lizard of eastern and central United States
    racerunner; race runner; Cnemidophorus sexlineatus.
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Slab line

  • (Naut.), a line or small rope by which seamen haul up the foot of the mainsail or foresail.
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snap line

  • noun a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
    snapline; chalk line.
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Snow line

  • noun the line on a mountain above which there is perpetual snow and ice
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  • lowest limit of perpetual snow. In the Alps this is at an altitude of 9,000 feet, in the Andes, at the equator, 16,000 feet.
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sonic delay line

  • noun a delay line based on the time of propagation of sound waves
    acoustic delay line.
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Sounding line

  • noun (nautical) plumb line for determining depth
    lead line.
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  • a line having a plummet at the end, used in making soundings.
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Space line

  • (Print.), a thin piece of metal used by printers to open the lines of type to a regular distance from each other, and for other purposes; a lead. Hansard.
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spectrum line

  • noun an isolated component of a spectrum formed by radiation at a uniform frequency
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Spider lines

  • filaments of a spider's web crossing the field of vision in optical instruments; used for determining the exact position of objects and making delicate measurements. Fine wires, silk fibers, or lines on glass similarly placed, are called spider lines.
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Spilling line

  • (Naut.), a rope used for spilling, or dislodging, the wind from the belly of a sail.
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Springing line of an arch

  • (Arch.), the horizontal line drawn through the junction of the vertical face of the impost with the curve of the intrados; called also spring of an arch.
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spurling-line

Spur"ling-line` noun
Etymology
Cf. Prov. E. spurling the rut of a wheel, a cart rut, AS. spor a track, trace, E. spoor. Scot. spurl to sprawl.
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) The line which forms the communication between the steering wheel and the telltale.
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squall line

  • noun a cold front along which squalls or thunderstorms are likely
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staff line

  • noun any of the 5 horizontal marks comprising a staff
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starting line

  • noun a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
    start; scratch line; scratch.
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state line

  • noun the boundary between two states
    state boundary.
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static line

  • noun a cord used instead of a ripcord to open a parachute; the cord is attached at one end to the aircraft and temporarily attached to the pack of a parachute at the other; it opens the parachute after the jumper is clear of the plane
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steam line

  • noun a pipe conducting steam
    steam pipe.
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steamship line

  • noun a line responsible for the operation of a fleet of steamships
    steamship company.
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stepped line

  • noun a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
    stagger head; staggered head; drop line; stephead; dropline.
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straight line

  • noun a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature
    • the shortest distance between two points is a straight line
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straight-line method

  • noun (accounting) a method of calculating depreciation by taking an equal amount of the asset's cost as an expense for each year of the asset's useful life
    straight-line method.
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straight-line method of depreciation

  • noun (accounting) a method of calculating depreciation by taking an equal amount of the asset's cost as an expense for each year of the asset's useful life
    straight-line method.
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straight-lined

Straight"-lined` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having straight lines.
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Strategic line

  • (Mil.), a line joining strategic points.
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Stray line

  • (Naut.), that portion of the log line which is veered from the reel to allow the chip to get clear of the stern eddies before the glass is turned.
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string line

  • noun line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game
    baulk-line; balkline.
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subscriber line

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone circuit; line; phone line; subscriber line.
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supply line

  • noun a route over which supplies can be delivered
    supply route.
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tag line

  • noun the point of a joke or humorous story
    gag line; laugh line; punch line.
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telegraph line

  • noun the wire that carries telegraph and telephone signals
    telephone wire; telegraph line; telegraph wire.
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telephone line

  • noun the wire that carries telegraph and telephone signals
    telephone wire; telegraph line; telegraph wire.
  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone circuit; line; phone line; subscriber line.
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Telpher line, ∨ Telpher road

  • an electric line or road over which vehicles for carrying loads are moved by electric engines actuated by a current conveyed by the line.
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ticket line

  • noun a queue of people waiting to buy tickets
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timber line

  • noun line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes
    timber line; timberline.
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To cross the line

  • to cross the equator, as a vessel at sea.
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To draw a line

  • to fix a limit or boundary.
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To give a person line

  • to allow him more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line.
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To give line

  • . See under Line.
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To line bees

  • to track wild bees to their nest by following their line of flight.
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To line up

  • (Mach.), to put in alignment; to put in correct adjustment for smooth running. See 3d Line, 19.
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To read between the lines

  • to infer something different from what is plainly indicated; to detect the real meaning as distinguished from the apparent meaning.
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toe the line

  • verb do what is expected
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toll line

  • noun a telephone line for long-distance calls
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top of the line

  • noun the best (most expensive) in a given line of merchandise
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towing line

  • noun (nautical) a rope used in towing
    towing rope; towrope; towline.
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transit line

  • noun a line providing public transit
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transmission line

  • noun a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
    line; cable.
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trap line

  • noun a line or series of traps
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trawl line

  • noun a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)
    setline; trawl; spiller; trotline.
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tree line

  • noun line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes
    timber line; timberline.
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trend line

  • noun a line on a graph indicating a statistical trend
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Trigonometrical lines

  • lines which are employed in solving the different cases of plane and spherical trigonometry, as sines, tangents, secants, and the like. These lines, or the lengths of them, are trigonometrical functions of the arcs and angles to which they belong.
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trip line

  • noun a light rope used in lumbering to free a dog hook from a log at a distance
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Tripping line

  • (Naut.), a small rope attached to the topgallant or royal yard, used to trip the yard, and in lowering it to the deck; also, a line used in letting go the anchor.
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Trolley line

  • noun a transit line using streetcars or trolley buses
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  • (a) A trolley(e). (b) The path along which a trolley(e) runs.
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Trunk line

  • noun line that is the main route on a railway
    trunk route.
  • noun a telephone line connecting two exchanges directly
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  • the main line of a railway, canal, or route of conveyance.
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unemployment line

  • noun a queue of people waiting for employment
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up-line

Up"-line` noun
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  1. (Railroad) A line or track leading from the provinces toward the metropolis or a principal terminus; the track upon which up-trains run. See Up-train. Eng.
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Vanishing line

  • (Persp.), the intersection of the parallel of any original plane and picture; one of the lines converging to the vanishing point.
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verse line

  • noun a line of metrical text
    verse.
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Vertical line

  • . (a) (Dialing) A line perpendicular to the horizon. (b) (Conic Sections) A right line drawn on the vertical plane, and passing through the vertex of the cone. (c) (Surv.) The direction of a plumb line; a line normal to the surface of still water. (d) (Geom., Drawing, etc.) A line parallel to the sides of a page or sheet, in distinction from a horizontal line parallel to the top or bottom.
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waiting line

  • noun a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
    queue.
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Water line

  • noun a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship
    water level; waterline.
  • noun a line marking the level reached by a body of water
    watermark.
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  • (Shipbuilding), the outline of a horizontal section of a vessel, as when floating in the water.
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Water-line model

  • (Shipbuilding), a model of a vessel formed of boards which are shaped according to the water lines as shown in the plans and laid upon each other to form a solid model.
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wats line

  • noun a telephone line; long distance service at fixed rates for fixed zones; an acronym for wide area telephone service
    WATS.
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Wave line

  • (Shipbuilding), a line of a vessel's hull, shaped in accordance with the wave-line system.
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Wave-line system, Wave-line theory

  • (Shipbuilding), a system or theory of designing the lines of a vessel, which takes into consideration the length and shape of a wave which travels at a certain speed.
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well-lined

  • adjective satellite full of money
    • a well-lined purse
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White line

  • noun a white stripe in the middle of a road to mark traffic lanes
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  • (Print.), a void space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a blank line.
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yard line

  • noun in football; line parallel to the goal lines indicating position on the field
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