Grannies: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature BisectingThe sun was bisected by the line of the horizon, and appeared to be moving about them in a circle, with only its upper half visible.ndash;J.J. Astor in A Journey in Other Worlds.He should also, when he finds a deviation in the reading, return to the telescope, and satisfy himself if he has made the bisection as complete as he can.ndash;Charles Babbage in Decline of Science in England.The next point is, to ascertain the precision with which the learner can bisect an object with the wires of the telescope.ndash;Charles Babbage in Decline of Science in England.The real 'Wady' is, generally speaking, a rocky valley bisected by the bed of a mountain torrent, dry during the hot season.ndash;Richard Burton in Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, vol 1.He had built a mansion on Grant Avenue, the wide thoroughfare bisecting the Heights.ndash;Winston Churchill in A Far Country, vol 2.Mounting again, she rode on, beginning to feet that nothing mattered, that this trip would be the end of Carley Burch. How she hated that dreary, cold, flat land the road bisected without end.ndash;Zane Grey in The Call of the Canyon.It was the work of a moment to tear the sheets from the bed, to tie the two ends together and a third round the mullion by which the larger window was bisected. I had done this, and had let down my sheets, when a movement below turned my heart to ice.ndash;E.W. Hornung in Dead Men Tell No Tales.His nose and lip were bisected obliquely; several of his teeth were broken out in the upper jaw, and the under completely divided on each side.ndash;William Dobein James in Life of Francis Marion.Three railroad lines ran through the business section, bisecting the principal thoroughfares. The passenger trains went along swiftly enough, but often freights of almost interminable length drawled through the squares.ndash;Harold MacGrath in Half a Rogue.Youghal took the last remaining cigarette from his own case and gravely bisected it.ndash;Saki (H.H. Munro) in The Unbearable Bassington.
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