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Line of Direction


The line in which a body moves, a force acts, or motion is communicated. In order that a body may stand without falling, a line let down from the centre of gravity must fall within the base on which the object stands. Thus the leaning tower of Pisa does not fall, because this rule is preserved.

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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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Linden Tree (A)
Line (The)
Line a Day (A)
Line of Battle
Line of Beauty
Line of Communication, or rather Lines of Communication
Line of Demarcation
Line of Direction
Line of Life (The)
Line of March
Line of Operation (The)
Line upon Line
Linen Goods
Lingua Franca
Lining of the Pocket
Linnæan System