Having an oblique or slanted direction; SYN. aslope, diagonal, slanted, slanting, sloped, sloping.
1. In a turned or twisted position or direction; askew
2. Off the correct or expected course; amiss
1. Leaning to one side because of some defect of structure
2. Unbalanced; poorly proportioned; full of idiosyncrasies.
ETYM French, from Latin obliquus; ob (see Ob-) + liquis oblique; cf. licinus bent upward.
Slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angular.
Describing a style of text created by slanting a roman font to simulate italics when a true italic font isn’t available on the computer or printer. See also font, italic, roman.
Slanting; indirect; underhand.
Inclining or directed to one side; Bram Stoker.
Having an oblique or slanting direction or position; SYN. skewed.
1. Having a sharp inclination
2. Of a slope; set at a high angle
1. Marked by a subtle, slightly ironic wit; drole.
2. Bent to one side.
Ptica pevačica crnog perja.
Bird Turdus merula of the thrush family. The male is black with a yellow bill and eyelids, the female dark brown with a dark beak. About 25 cm/10 in long, it lays three to five blue-green eggs with brown spots. Its song is rich and flutelike.
Found across Europe and Asia, the blackbird adapts well to human presence and gardens, and is one of the most common British birds. North American “blackbirds” belong to a different family of birds, the Icteridae.
Common black European thrush; SYN. merl, merle, ouzel, ousel, European blackbird, Turdus merula.
Blue North American songbird.
Three species of a North American bird, genus Sialia, belonging to the thrush subfamily, Turdinae. The eastern bluebird Sialia sialis is regarded as the herald of spring. About 18 cm/7 in long, it has a reddish breast, the upper plumage being sky-blue, and a distinctive song.
An informal conversation; SYN. confab, confabulation.
Sinonimi: Saxicola torquata
Common European chat with black plumage and a reddish-brown breast; SYN. Saxicola torquata.
Small insectivorous thrush Saxicola torquata frequently found in Eurasia and Africa on open land with bushes. The male has a black head and throat, tawny breast, and dark back; the female is browner.
Sinonimi: Saxicola rubetra
ETYM So called because it frequents whins.
Brown-and-buff European songbird of grassy meadows; SYN. Saxicola rubetra.
Istočnoindijska milja, 3-4 km.
ETYM French cours, course, Latin cursus, from currere to run. Related to Current.
1. A mode of action.
2. General line of orientation; SYN. trend.
3. Part of a meal served at one time.
4. Education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings; SYN. course of study, course of instruction, class.
5. A layer of masonry; SYN. row.
6. A connected series of events or actions or developments; or; SYN. line.
An Indian unit of length having different values in different localities; SYN. coss.
ETYM Old Eng. bern, AS. berern, bern; bere barley + ern, aern, a close place. Related to Barley.
1. An outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals.
2. (Physics) A unit of nuclear cross section.
Unit of cross-sectional area of atom or atomic nucleus.
Farm building traditionally used for the storage and processing of cereal crops and hay. On older farmsteads, the barn is usually the largest building. It is often characterized by ventilation openings rather than windows and has at least one set of big double doors for access. Before mechanization, wheat was threshed by hand on a specially prepared floor inside these doors.
Tithe barns were used in feudal England to store the produce paid as a tax to the parish priest by the local occupants of the land. In the Middle Ages, monasteries often controlled the collection of tithes over a wide area and, as a result, constructed some enormous tithe barns.
ETYM Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.
1. A container that is usually woven and has handles; SYN. handbasket.
2. A score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop; SYN. field goal.
3. Horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball; SYN. basketball hoop, hoop.
4. The quantity contained in a basket; SYN. basketful.
ETYM AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, Dutch krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, German krippe, and perh. to Mid. High Germ. krebe basket, G, korb, and Eng. rip a sort of wicker basket.
Child's bed with high sides; SYN. cot.
ETYM French panier, from Latin panarium a bread basket, from panis bread. Related to Pantry.
1. A large wicker basket (usually one of a pair).
2. Set of small hoops used to add fullness over the hips.
3. Provision-basket; basket carried over one's back.