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Origin of oblong
OTHER WORDS FROM oblongob·long·ish, adjectiveob·long·ly, adverbob·long·ness, noun
Words nearby oblong
Example sentences from the Web for oblong
Or, maybe a satellite in an oblong orbit around earth—the closer it gets, the faster it flies.Telling My Family That I’m Leaving Again for Afghanistan|Nick Willard|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An oblong bomb-hole marked the back wall, and windows were empty of their glass.Kids of War: Libyan Children Fight a New Battle at School|Danielle Shapiro|June 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Door-latches were made of wood, also oblong buttons to fasten chamber and cupboard doors.Home Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
Stir it well together, and form it into cakes three quarters of an inch thick in the middle and oblong in shape.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
She turned the oblong handle which released two of the windows, pulled it towards her, and drank in the fresh night air.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The Cranium is an oblong box, with a flattened floor and a more irregular roof.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
The room for the exhibition ought to be large, and of an oblong shape.