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Origin of transverse
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How to use transverse in a sentence
The horizontal pressure due to a wind blowing transversely to the span, which becomes of importance in long and high bridges.
The four ropes are connected together by thinner ones of the same material, fastened over them transversely.
They are not perfectly flat; for besides the longitudinal curvature already mentioned, they are curved transversely.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
The male has very large horns, with three rounded angles at the base, flattened in front, and striated transversely.A Treatise on Sheep:|Ambrose Blacklock
His horns are of great size, transversely crumpled, with a simple curve, and a sharp extremity.The Desert World|Arthur Mangin