Sentence Examples


  • A ring tube of elliptical section is thus formed.
  • These most commonly resemble segments of circles, but are not infrequently elliptical or irregular in outline.
  • The circular outline had given way in geographical opinion to the elliptical with the long axis lying east and west, and Aristotle was inclined to view it as a very long and relatively narrow band almost encircling the globe in the temperate zone.
  • Petrus Apianus (1524) gave his map an elliptical shape.
  • The principles of construction, the use of stone and cement are the same as in the "elliptical" kraal; there is no definite plan, the shape and arrangement of the enclosures being determined solely by the natural features of the ground.