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Brewer's: Line upon Line

Admonition or instruction repeated little by little (a line at a time). Apelles said “Nulla dies sine linea. ” A drawing is line upon line, an edifice is brick upon brick or sto…

Brewer's: Line of Operation

(The) in war. The line between the base of operation (q.v.) and the object aimed at. Thus, if a fleet is the base and the siege of a city is the object aimed at, the line of operation is th…

Brewer's: Line of Beauty

according to Hogarth, is a curve thus. Mengs was of the same opinion, but thought it should be more serpentine. Of course, these fancies are not tenable, for the line which may be beautiful…

Brewer's: Line of Direction

The line in which a body moves, a force acts, or motion is communicated. In order that a body may stand without falling, a line let down from the centre of gravity must fall within the base…

Brewer's: Line of Communication

or rather Lines of Communication, are trenches made to continue and preserve a safe correspondence between two forts, or two approaches to a besieged city, or between two parts of the same …

Brewer's: Line a Day

(A). (“Nulla dies sine linea.”) Apelles the artist said he never passed a day without doing at least one line, and to this steady industry he owed his great success. Source: D…

Brewer's: Line of Demarcation

The line which divides the territories of different proprietors. The space between two opposite doctrines, opinions, rules of conduct, etc. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobh…

Brewer's: Line of March

The ground from point to point over which an army moves. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Line of OperationLine of Life A B C D E F G H I J K L M …

Brewer's: Isothermal Lines

I'sothermal Lines Lines laid down in maps to show the places which have the same mean temperature. (Greek, isos thermos, equal heat.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

Brewer's: Ships of the Line

Men-of-war large enough to have a place in a line of battle. They must not have less than two decks or two complete tiers of guns. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer…