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Origin of lineal
OTHER WORDS FROM lineallin·e·al·ly, adverbmul·ti·lin·e·al, adjectivenon·lin·e·al, adjectiveun·lin·e·al, adjective
Words nearby lineal
Example sentences from the Web for lineal
Dr No -- the lineal descendant of Fu Manchu—is the epitome of evil.James Bond is Back But is He Any Good without Fleming?|Robert McCrum|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Holmes's picture is of a later New England than Hawthorne's, but it is its lineal descendant.Literary and Social Essays|George William Curtis
The "sons of God" must have been the lineal descendants of Adam, and the "daughters of men" the offspring of the pre-Adamic race.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man|J. P. MacLean
The area of the harbour is 42 acres, with nearly 700 lineal yards of quayage.
No lineal descendants can claim as an ancestor this extraordinary man.Washington's Birthday|Various
Many of the present congregation are lineal descendants of the original subscribers.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay