from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sweeping upward: as, the up-sweep of a curve; the up-sweep of an arch.


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  • Pausing he glanced at the girl significantly, but she was gazing past him -- past Clendenning, her eyes upon the giant up-sweep of the hills.

    The Gold Girl 1921

  • The coupe and sedan both have a similar up-sweep to the rocker panel crease that comes together with the sloping rear glass, short rear deck and slight downward slope at the rear end of the belt-line crease to produce a nice tight rear end.

    Autoblog Green 2010

  • -- up-sweep from the direction of the wind, ending in a sharp, perfectly plane down-sweep on the south side; and the point of this three-sided but oblique pyramid would hang over like the flap of a tam.

    Over Prairie Trails Frederick Philip Grove


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