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Oblong meaning

oblong - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Having greater length than breadth, esp. when rectangular.
  2. 2. A rectangular figure longer than it is broad; hence, any figure longer than it is broad.
  3. 3. An oblong figure.
  4. 4. Longer than broad.

oblong - examples of usage

  1. She did not even know whether that oblong mark on the ceiling was a trap- door to the roof or not. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. But, on the other hand, the expression on the face of the big yellow- bearded gate- keeper changed very suddenly, when he took from inside the lining a little oblong parchment bag, flat and dirty, and opened it, and drew out a thin packet of what turned out to be Bank of England notes. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. The light is on his right side; and it seems to have an oblong shape- exactly as if it were his wallet. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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