Flatness Sentence Examples
In or near Iioo B.C., Chou Kung, an able mathematician, determined with surprising accuracy the obliquity of the ecliptic; but his attempts to estimate the sun's distance failed hopelessly as being grounded on belief in the flatness of the earth.
The flatness impedes drainage which results in the compost staying too wet.
The exteriors of the north Italian Gothic churches are characterized by the flatness of the roof; the treatment of the west facade as a mere screen wall, masking the true lines of the aisle roofs; the great circular window in the west front for lighting the nave; the absence of pinnacles owing to the unimportance of the buttresses; the west-end porches with columns resting on lions or other animals.
The flatness problem vanishes because the huge expansion blows the universe up so much that it smooths out irregularities.
Flatness and lack of deep shadows, owing to the impossibility of obtaining heavy cornices in that material, mark the style.Advertisement
The qualities, too have to be considered - the fulness of one, the flatness of the other, or the coarseness or fineness of the furs.
The flatness of faces of stone or rock (both granite and limestone) was tested by placing a true-plane trial plate, smeared with red ochre, against the dressed surface, as in modern engineer.
The error of flatness of the joints from a straight line and a true square is but thth in.
The explanation is to be found in the extreme flatness of the country and the absence of trees or vegetation.
When the fibres were far apart at the top a similar flatness was obtained in the curve with the quadrants about i mm.Advertisement
The cheek-bones are high; the nose inclined to flatness; the mouth thin-lipped and refined among patricians, and wide and full-lipped among plebeians; the ears are small, and the brow fairly well developed.