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level line

Origin of level line
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From where we stood it was twelve miles across to the opposite walls—a level line of mesa on the Utah side.

    Our Italy Charles Dudley Warner
  • Also, the level line on which any work stands, as the foot of a pillar.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Here the path widened so they could walk side by side, and continued along a level line at the foot of the dark mass of trees.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
  • level line mark for cannon, as point-blank, equal to 800 yards.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Far ahead the merest bulge broke the level line where sky and waters met.

  • Beginning from his bench-mark at the foot of the mountain, Blake carried the level line slantingly up the ridge side.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • Such departures from a level line of habit as this are common enough among all creatures.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • Thatcher rose as if to go with her, but sat down again with a level line of resolution on his lips.

    Rose of Dutcher's Coolly Hamlin Garland
  • XXXV., 145 and we must fill up the intervals between the semicircle so as to obtain a level line of support.

  • To the east and west, the Great Valley made a level line on a far-distant horizon.

    The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor

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