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Line

Trade, business. What line are you in? What trade or profession are you of? “In the book line” —i.e. the book trade. This is a Scripture phrase. “The lines have fal…

Lines

The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. The part allotted to me and measured off by a measuring line. (Palms xvi. 6.) Hard lines. Harsh restrictions. Here lines means an allotment …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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 …