Usage examples for indentation

  1. All degrees of severity are met with, from a simple, localised indentation of the bone, to complete smashing of the skull into fragments. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. I saw that it was a deep indentation as though a thong had been twisted around Ventnor's head biting the bone. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  3. When they reached it he was standing at the edge of a caverned indentation. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  4. Columns of irregular but approximately equal line lengths, regular blocks of printing regularly spaced and separated as stanzas, indentation of every second or every third line- these at once announce that the page contains verse. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  5. Edgartown is seen at the bottom of a deep indentation, its roofs gleaming like scales on some huge reptile that has crawled out of the sea, and is basking on the warm yellow sands. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  6. Might not that have been the indentation made by the radio plane? – The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards by Gerald Breckenridge
  7. French and English lines were printed in parallel columns; they are shown here in pairs, with different indentation. – Dialogues in French and English by William Caxton
  8. Presently, after a prolonged absence, up again on a dead fibre of grass, brown and withered, torn up by the sheep but not eaten: this lies like a bridge across a yawning chasm- the mark or indentation left by the hoof of a horse scrambling up when the turf was wet and soft. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  9. It appears, therefore, that the birds were not following the shoreline precisely but cutting a chord about ten miles long across an indentation of the coast. – A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds. Vol.3 No.2 by George H. Lowery.
  10. If the reader will take the trouble to scan the revised chart of the Island, he will notice on the eastern coast an indentation entitled " Panjoo," which, in the language of the blacks, seems to indicate " nice place." – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  11. The heel was turned out to such an extent that the track was always a narrow indentation, where the heel fell on the soft soil. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  12. When fifteen miles from El Tovar, the first gaze into the Canyon is afforded at Hotouta Amphitheatre, a deep indentation in the walls of the south rim. – The-Grand-Canyon-of-Arizona-how-to-see-it by James, George Wharton
  13. It takes the form of a split of the articular surface caused by impact against the edge of the acetabulum, and is analogous to the indentation fracture of the head of the humerus, which may accompany dislocation of the shoulder. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  14. Indentation, of paragraph; of paragraph, in letters. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  15. Instead of a long unbroken ridge our attack fell upon an isolated mound lying in the centre of a decided indentation on the main ridge. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  16. On the first sunny day he took an exact survey of our apartment from ceiling to floor, humming about, examining every point with his bill- all the crevices, mouldings, each little indentation in the bed- posts, each window- pane, each chair and stand; and, as it was a very simply furnished seaside apartment, his scrutiny was soon finished. – Queer-Little-Folks by Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  17. The result was a slight indentation upon the log and a sharp jar from the axe handle that ran up his arm unpleasantly. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  18. One piece, about three feet in length, had a very marked indentation at one end, while several were flattened at the sides as if they had been compressed by some considerable weight. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. This course soon brought us in under the lee of the land and into smooth water, when, maintaining an offing of about two miles, that we might not be becalmed and so invite the risk of capture by a dash of canoes from the shore, we quietly coasted along the lee side of the island, which we now discovered to be roughly crescent- shaped in plan, with a deep indentation on the west side protected by a barrier reef, and thus forming a magnificent natural harbour, some eight miles long from north to south by about six miles wide from east to west. – Turned Adrift by Harry Collingwood
  20. They had begun to track game as soon as they could walk; a scrape on a tree trunk, a bruised leaf, a faint indentation of the soil, which no white man could see, all told them a tale as plainly as if it had been shouted in their ears. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks