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Fore-shortened

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Not viewed laterally, but more or less obliquely. Thus, a man’s leg lying on the ground, with the sole of the foot nearer the artist than the rest of the body, would be perspectively shortened.

“He forbids the fore-shortenings, because they make the parts appear little.”—Dryden.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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