“The world is beautiful,” she thought, and smiled at the fruitless efforts of a tiny beetle to climb up a perpendicular leaf.
It has a perpendicular screen and some fifteenth-century glass in the east window.
The perpendicular height of the Tower above the primary rock is not 15 feet, as Mr. Calvert says, but exactly 20 feet.
The distance was about thirty feet, and the descent not perpendicular.
The nave and part of the central tower were also rebuilt in the perpendicular style at the close of the fifteenth century.
Not eight inches of perpendicular rope were visible at the bows.
The walls are twelve feet in perpendicular height, and about fifty feet base.
Those of the south aisle are perpendicular, with segmented heads.
He came to the conclusion that these barrels would form a thousand columns not far short of a mile in perpendicular height.
I could not judge exactly, but it was about perpendicular, so I could not climb it.
late 15c., from adverb (late 14c.), from Old French perpendiculer, from Latin perpendicularis "vertical, as a plumb line," from perpendiculum "plumb line," from perpendere "balance carefully," from per- "thoroughly" (see per) + pendere "to weigh, to hang" (see pendant). As a noun from 1570s. Related: Perpendicularly; perpendicularity.