three-quartered love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, turned so as to be nearly affronté, but showing a part, of the flank: noting an animal used as a bearing.


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  • The sea was as smooth as glass, the sun obscured during the day by a haze, so that the heat did not affect Webb's head, and in the night a three-quartered moon lighted him on his way.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught A Practical Manual for Young and Old Frank Eugen Dalton

  • He kept looking afar, sweeping the three-quartered circle of horizon till his judgment of distance was confounded and his sense of proportion dwarfed one moment and magnified the next.

    The Rainbow Trail Zane Grey 1905


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