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Foreshorten   Listen
verb
Foreshorten  v. t.  
1.
(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.
2.
Fig.: To represent pictorially to the imagination. "Songs, and deeds, and lives that lie Foreshortened in the tract of time."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Foreshorten" Quotes from Famous Books



... scraped out with the palette knife,—"but I find it almost impossible to teach you. There's a queer grim Dutch touch about your painting that I like; but I've a notion that you're weak in drawing. You foreshorten as though you never used the model, and you've caught Kami's pasty way of dealing with flesh in shadow. Then, again, though you don't know it yourself, you shirk hard work. Suppose you spend some of your time on line lone. Line doesn't allow ...
— The Works of Rudyard Kipling One Volume Edition • Rudyard Kipling



Words linked to "Foreshorten" :   bowdlerize, cut, abbreviate, expurgate, concentrate, castrate, bowdlerise, reduce, digest, expand, contract, edit out, minify, edit, shorten, decrease, lessen, condense, abridge



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