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pur puhn dik yuh ler

  • n  a straight line at right angles to another line
  • n  a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
  • n  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
  • n  an extremely steep face
  • a  intersecting at or forming right angles
    the axes are perpendicular to each other
  • a  at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
    measure the perpendicular height
  • s  extremely steep
    the great perpendicular face of the cliff

  • A higher dimension is the result of a lower one moved perpendicular to itself.
  • Most experts believe the remains of an expansive, carved-stone stairway on the south side of the mount, perpendicular to the Roman street, were once the main entry for common .
  • As I write this dispatch, sitting on the grass with my typewriter on my knees, I can gaze at the deep perpendicular cleft cut in the huge rock where I had dinner with Marshal Tito .
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  • Vehicle leaves road, strikes pickup, van
    This Jeep Grand Cherokee was westbound on Carey Road when it went off the right side of the road striking a red Ford F-150 4x4 pickup and a white Ford van that were parked perpendicular to the road in a private drive in the 31000 block at about 7:10 p.m. Monday.
    June 11, 2013 - Salem News

  • Brad Childress in Viking Update (subscription)
    I know the league will be reviewing that because they have a process they go through,Vikings coach Brad Childress said. "I don't think you can get yourself perpendicular to the goal line and block that direction. I think that's what came...
  • Sasha Cohen in Los Angeles Times
    Everything is very perpendicular, very simple, very neat, very impeccable,Cohen said of Lysacek's style. "There is an element there of doing the best of his ability in every facet of his life."
  • Mikhail Saakashvili in ABC News
    CES is the electronics industry's biggest forum. If there'sa technological breakthrough to announce, that's where we expect to see it first. This year, Hitachi's 1TB hard drive uses the company's research into perpendicular storage to push hard... Glenn Business Wire (press release) Jan 19, 2007 73682 98693 perpetrate Shaky and near tears following a difficult, nearly five-hour meeting with her, Saakashvili answered his own question: Not only those people who perpetrate them are responsible, but also those people who failed to stop it."

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