At another, slanting morning light indicates an a.m. moment.
“The news is slanting in different directions,” Tom complains as he and Vickie hunker down in a bar.
The silverback pushes past the teen, rolling him down a slanting hill.
Her slanting eyes were big with fear, and he tried to tell her with a look that he did not want this.
His slanting eyes—the eyes of the Calmuck—were bloodshot; his face was yellow-white.
The projectile had entered the chest, and slanting upwards, had burst among the vitals, reducing them to a gory pulp.
To be sure, by raising his head he could get a slanting view of the top of his shell.
Its clean, straight, myriad-windowed towers glowed under a slanting sun in an air as crystal clear as that of his own hills.
But there was no fire from the slanting pencil of the scout.
The shadows of the telegraph poles, slanting eastward, became longer and longer.
1520s, "to strike obliquely" (against something), alteration of slenten "slip sideways" (c.1300), perhaps via a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish slinta "to slip," Norwegian slenta "to fall on one side"), from Proto-Germanic *slintanan. Intransitive sense of "to slope, to lie obliquely" is first recorded 1690s; transitive sense of "to give a sloping direction to" is from 1805. Related: Slanted; slanting. As an adverb from late 15c.; as an adjective from 1610s. Slant rhyme attested from 1944.
1650s, "an oblique direction or plane" (originally of landforms), from slant (v.). Meaning "a way of regarding something" is from 1905. Derogatory slang sense of "a slant-eyed Asian person" is recorded from 1943, from earlier slant-eyes (1929).
A style or register of language consisting of terms that can be substituted for standard terms of the same conceptual meaning but having stronger emotive impact than the standard terms, in order to express an attitude of self-assertion toward conventional order and moral authority and often an affinity with or membership in occupational, ethnic, or other social groups, and ranging in acceptability from sexual and scatological crudity to audacious wittiness (see Preface)
[mid-1700s+ British; origin unknown; probably related to sling, which has cognates in Norwegian that suggest the abusive nature of slang; the British dialect original term slang meant both ''a kind of projectile-hurling weapon'' and ''the language of thieves and vagabonds,'' reinforcing the connection with ''sling'']