Usage examples for ellipse

  1. Moreover, when a planet possesses a satellite, it is not the centre of the planet which ever attempts to describe the Keplerian ellipse, but it is the common centre of gravity of the two bodies. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  2. In the first place, on taking a careful tracing of this piece of the edge, I found that its curve was part of an ellipse; but watch- glasses, nowadays, are invariably circular. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  3. " A planet's orbit-" " An ellipse." – The Holes Around Mars by Jerome Bixby
  4. The fact that in almost every visual aspect the base line is that of an ellipse, not a circle, comes as a surprise to people unaccustomed to drawing. – The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
  5. The leading driver of each column would set the curving track which would bring the wagons into a great ellipse or a circle while moving in the two column formation. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  6. It seems most improbable that with two out of three significant words the same, the ellipse should be supplied by anything but the third. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  7. The scientist observing the path of a planet travelling round the sun, finds that its course is that of an ellipse. – Rudolph Eucken by Abel J. Jones
  8. It follows that rays from a source of light at one focus are reflected by an ellipse to the other. – An Elementary Course in Synthetic Projective Geometry by Lehmer, Derrick Norman
  9. Some such teasing notion of their mystical affinity is what haunts you as you make your round of the vast ellipse, with the well- groomed men about you and the well- groomed horses beyond the barrier. – Short Stories and Essays From "Literature and Life" by William Dean Howells
  10. Three hundred yards above the bridge, the creek walls open in an ellipse, narrowing abruptly where the bridge spans them. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  11. Suppose, say, that a certain penny appears in a number of different perspectives; in some it looks larger and in some smaller, in some it looks circular, in others it presents the appearance of an ellipse of varying eccentricity. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  12. The section inclosed within these limits is in shape somewhat like an ellipse. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  13. We made an almost complete ellipse around and down, and rode at last over dry dung at the bottom, into which the donkeys' feet sank as into a three- pile carpet. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  14. The chiefs sat in a long ellipse in the central part of the house, some sitting erect with legs crossed, others half reclining, while a few lay sprawling, their chins resting on their hands. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  15. With radius q s and from q draw the ellipse from s to w. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  16. To which Newton at once replied, " An ellipse." – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge