Sentence Examples


  • The contour lines showing the heights above sea-level are the directions along which species spread to form zones.
  • The leaf in its contour is somewhat obovate, or inversely egg-shaped, and its base is oblique.
  • The most famous is the first, which is doubly misnamed, since it is not a temple and its contour is too unsymmetrical to be described properly as elliptical.
  • Pipes conveying the water of an aqueduct across a valley and following the contour of the sides are sometimes called siphons, though they do not depend on the principle of the above instrument.
  • A record of this series of advances marked upon a flat map of the original country would give a series of concentric contour-lines narrowing towards the mountaintops, which they would at last completely surround.