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Foreshorten   Listen
Foreshorten  v. t.  
(Fine Art) To represent on a plane surface, as if extended in a direction toward the spectator or nearly so; to shorten by drawing in perspective.
Fig.: To represent pictorially to the imagination. "Songs, and deeds, and lives that lie Foreshortened in the tract of time."

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"Foreshorten" Quotes from Famous Books

... its silver scales until you cannot see their joints,—but their shining is that of a snake's belly, after all.—In deeper suggestiveness I find as great a difference. The mountains dwarf mankind and foreshorten the procession of its long generations. The sea drowns out humanity and time; it has no sympathy with either; for it belongs to eternity, and of that it sings its ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 11, September, 1858 • Various

Words linked to "Foreshorten" :   concentrate, reduce, shorten, expand, condense, digest, abridge, edit, contract

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