The contour lines showing the heights above sea-level are the directions along which species spread to form zones.
The dresses worn by his figures are not clothes, but drapery through which the forms and movements of the body are strongly felt, and their contour shows a grand breadth of line which strikes the eye at once.
The west central portion has considerable irregularities of contour, and the north-west is distinctively hilly.
She placed her hand on the contour of his face in a loving gesture.
The sharp contour of the mountains against the sky was strikingly different from the surrounding lowlands.
The student paid special attention to the curves of the contour lines when reproducing the teacher's artwork.
The sleek contour of the vase was eye-catching, so Brenda decided to purchase it.
The most famous is the first, which is doubly misnamed, since it is not a temple and its contour is too unsymmetrical to be described properly as elliptical.
Pipes conveying the water of an aqueduct across a valley and following the contour of the sides are sometimes called siphons, though they do not depend on the principle of the above instrument.
The leaf in its contour is somewhat obovate, or inversely egg-shaped, and its base is oblique.
A record of this series of advances marked upon a flat map of the original country would give a series of concentric contour-lines narrowing towards the mountaintops, which they would at last completely surround.
The hikers were having a difficulty navigating the unfamiliar area with a simplecontourmap.
Thecontourof the music had an appealing sound to it.
Australia presents a contour wonderfully devoid of inlets from the sea except on its northern shores, where the coast-line is largely indented.
The contour of the sea-bed, however, has been shown to influence this distribution, the continuation of the slope of a steep shore beneath the sea being adverse to their formation, whereas on a gentler slope they may be formed.
Each suburb is laid out independently, with straight streets where the ground permits, and crooked ones where the shore-line or mountain contour compels.
The general contour of the upland, marked by a remarkably even sky-line, is evident at almost every locality in the state.
They are oval in section, but their maximum contour represents closely that of a pear with the stalk removed.
Here the general contour of the country may be described as a succession of small plateaus decreasing in elevation to the extreme south.
They had compared Martha's drawing to the contour maps of the area back at Bird Song and decided this was as close to the general area of the mine that any type of roadway touched.