When we struck the snow-patch slope we obliqued over to our trail up, and began to back track.
Meade obliqued to the right, poured in a few volleys, and drove the enemy across (p. 117) the turnpike.
They were moving toward us, so we obliqued toward them, with our shadows cast long by the low sun.
At the same time the Cumberland obliqued sharply to starboard.
There was no considerable bend in the road or anything else that obliqued my men either way to any great extent.
early 15c., from Middle French oblique (14c.) and directly from Latin obliquus "slanting, sidelong, indirect," from ob "against" (see ob-) + root of licinus "bent upward," from PIE root *lei- "to bend, be movable" (see limb (n.1)). As a type of muscles, in reference to the axis of the body, 1610s (adj.), 1800 (n.). Related: Obliquely; obliqueness.
oblique o·blique (ō-blēk', ə-blēk')
Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal.