OBLONG in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBLONG
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oblong
 a.  having greater length than breadth, especially when rectangular
Classic Sentence:
1  The house loomed obscure and uninhabited; only an oblong gleam above the door spoke of provisional occupancy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
2  The Narwhale has a very picturesque, leopard-like look, being of a milk-white ground colour, dotted with round and oblong spots of black.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  The form of the enclosure was an oblong square, save that the corners were considerably rounded off, in order to afford more convenience for the spectators.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
4  At length Thomasin reached a hollow and began to discern through the rain a faint blotted radiance, which presently assumed the oblong form of an open door.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
5  Stephen looked coldly on the oblong skull beneath him overgrown with tangled twine-coloured hair.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  The oblong skull beneath did not turn to meet this shaft of thought and yet the shaft came back to its bowstring; for he saw in a moment the student's whey-pale face.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
7  The despatch box, an immense oblong coffer, was placed behind the vehicle and formed a part of it.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V—HINDRANCES
8  At the same moment a little oblong packet, enveloped in blue paper, fell from one of the pockets of the great-coat.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—MARBLE AGAINST GRANITE
9  At that moment I saw the reflection of the visage and features quite distinctly in the dark oblong glass.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
10  The envelope was of paper as thick as bark; on the oblong yellow paper there was a huge monogram, and the letter smelt of agreeable scent.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 23
11  After being severed from the whale, the white-horse is first cut into portable oblongs ere going to the mincer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
Example Sentence:
1  These were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners.
2  The design of the house had a pleasing symmetry, its oblong shape being picked up in its elongated windows.