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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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  1. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
    • It has a direction oblique to that of the former motion. - Cheyne.
  2. Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
    • The love we bear our friends . . . Hath in it certain oblique ends. - Drayton.
    • This mode of oblique research, when a more direct one is denied, we find to be the only one in our power. - De Quincey.
    • Then would be closed the restless, oblique eye.
      That looks for evil, like a treacherous spy. - Wordworth.
  3. Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
    • His natural affection in a direct line was strong, in an oblique but weak. - Baker.




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