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foreshorten


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foreshorten  \Fore*short"en\,  v.  t. 
  1.  (Fine  Art)  To  represent  on  a  plane  surface,  as  if  extended 
  in  a  direction  toward  the  spectator  or  nearly  so  to 
  shorten  by  drawing  in  perspective. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  represent  pictorially  to  the  imagination. 
 
  Songs,  and  deeds,  and  lives  that  lie  Foreshortened 
  in  the  tract  of  time.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foreshorten 
  v  1:  reduce  in  scope  while  retaining  essential  elements;  "The 
  manuscript  must  be  shortened"  [syn:  {abridge},  {abbreviate}, 
  {shorten},  {cut},  {contract},  {reduce}] 
  2:  shorten  lines  in  a  drawing  so  as  to  create  an  illusion  of 
  depth 




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