“The world is beautiful,” she thought, and smiled at the fruitless efforts of a tiny beetle to climb up a perpendicular leaf.
"Never," answered the mender of roads, recovering his perpendicular.
The perpendicular height of the Tower above the primary rock is not 15 feet, as Mr. Calvert says, but exactly 20 feet.
Do you see that narrow ledge on the top of the perpendicular cliff on the right?
The nave and part of the central tower were also rebuilt in the perpendicular style at the close of the fifteenth century.
This is a fine church in the perpendicular style, built in 1846.
The walls are twelve feet in perpendicular height, and about fifty feet base.
perpendicular slats are then fastened to these wires to which the shoots are tied.
He came to the conclusion that these barrels would form a thousand columns not far short of a mile in perpendicular height.
Parietes: walls: the perpendicular sides of elevated bodies.
late 15c., from adverb (late 14c.), from Old French perpendiculer, from Latin perpendicularis "vertical, as a plumb line," from perpendiculum "plumb line," from perpendere "balance carefully," from per- "thoroughly" (see per) + pendere "to weigh, to hang" (see pendant). As a noun from 1570s. Related: Perpendicularly; perpendicularity.