Usage examples for horizontal

  1. 54. The upper plate of the condenser in each case is a few horizontal wires. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  2. Instantly Ekbar lifted his spear in a horizontal position and the column ground to a halt. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  3. The walls on both sides are lined with graves dug out of the rock, in a horizontal position, one above the other, like bunks in a cabin. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  4. He will thus be enabled to look right round, and if he then finds that the maker's name on the head of the club is horizontal, he will know that he has been doing the right thing with his wrists, while if it is vertical the wrist action has been altogether wrong. – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  5. Then, too, the chamber in which the water- well revolved was so low that the powerful head of water striking the horizontal wheel splashed all over the walls and worked up through the shaft holes to the mill stones and thus wet the flour. – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James
  6. On each pair of these rested a horizontal block, but only five now remain in position. – Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders by T. Eric Peet
  7. When the satellite moves relatively to the planet's crust, the horizontal tearing force acts differently according to whether it is directed in the line of motion or at right angles to this line. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  8. Horizontal signifies in the direction of or parallel to the horizon. For practical purposes level and horizontal are identical, tho level, as the more popular word, is more loosely used of that which has no especially noticeable elevations or inequalities; as, a level road. Flat, according to its derivation from the Anglo- Saxon flet, a floor, applies to a surface only, and, in the first and most usual sense, to a surface that is horizontal or level in all directions; a line may be level, a floor is flat; flat is also applied in a derived sense to any plane surface without irregularities or elevations, as a picture may be painted on the flat surface of a perpendicular wall. Plane applies only to a surface, and is used with more mathematical exactness than flat. The adjective plain, originally the same word as plane, is now rarely used except in the figurative senses, but the original sense appears in the noun, as we speak of " a wide plain." We speak of a horizontal line, a flat morass, a level road, a plain country, a plane surface ( especially in the scientific sense). That which is level may not be even, and that which is even may not be level; a level road may be very rough; a slope may be even. –  by
  9. The bottom horizontal line projects both to the left and right. – History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America by John Kerr Tiffany
  10. The latter part of this was said in a hoarse emphatic whisper, and the man raising up both legs to a horizontal position, let them fall so that his heels came with a crash upon the wooden floor. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. I gave the photograph of Faina, which still stood up against the wall, a flick that sent it horizontal on the marble, and then, with Lucia's eyes just above me, I sat down to write. – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  12. This is commonly obviated by the length of the internodes, which is apt to be much greater in this than in the more complex arrangements, therefore placing them vertically further apart; or else, as in Elms, Beeches, and the like, the branchlets take a horizontal position and the petioles a quarter twist, which gives full exposure of the upper face of all the leaves to the light. – Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf by Jane H. Newell
  13. Here they are often found, as in Russia, nearly in horizontal position, and are more rich in well- preserved fossils than in almost any spot in Europe. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  14. Then there was the knife with its quaint, horizontal hilt of ivory. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  15. Close to the end is a faint, crude representation of a broad arrow, below which is a confusion of small cuts, in a variety of angles, none quite vertical, some quite horizontal. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  16. Its direction is not perfectly horizontal, but slightly inclined downwards. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  17. At the foot of the slope is the vestibule of the horizontal gallery. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  18. In his horizontal position the Baron's eyes were but three feet above the floor. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  19. In both hands, horizontal, will sacrifice. – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  20. If I tell him that the world is spinning round and along like a top, and that he is spinning with it, he says, " Yes, I've heard a deal of that in my time, sir," and lifts the horizontal lines of his brow a little higher, balancing his head from side to side as if it were too painfully full. – Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot