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level line

Origin of level line
First recorded in 1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Also, the level line on which any work stands, as the foot of a pillar.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • level line mark for cannon, as point-blank, equal to 800 yards.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • It dipped, and it rose, and then it darted on a level line toward the south.

    The Guns of Europe

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • A pale, level line of it cut across the scarp of the Big Hill.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • XXXV., 145 and we must fill up the intervals between the semicircle so as to obtain a level line of support.

  • From where we stood it was twelve miles across to the opposite walls—a level line of mesa on the Utah side.

    Our Italy Charles Dudley Warner
  • There were fourteen miles of level line, the remainder being inclined planes, where horses did the most work.

  • North of us was a plain of unbroken snow, extending to a level line on the horizon, where it met the dark violet sky.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • Beginning from his bench-mark at the foot of the mountain, Blake carried the level line slantingly up the ridge side.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet
  • It then runs with more moderate gradients and about a mile and a half of level line to Totness.

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