See also: Oblong
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longer than wide
roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal
oblong (plural oblongs)
- Something with an oblong shape.
- A rectangle having length greater than width or width greater than length.
with an oblong shape
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- 1670, John Bull, signed sealed and delivered in the psents of Antony Waters [/] Rachell (X) Waters; republished as “Town Minutes”, in Town Minutes of Newtown: 1656-1688 (Transcriptions of Early Town Records of New York; […]), volume 1, New York, N.Y.: The Historical Records Survey, 1940, pages 181–182:
- […] ; by John Denmans hom lot on the north sid the front by a salt crek the reare to the comon which hom lot with all the upland oblonging to it conteining to about fourtie acers more or lese with about one acer & half of salt medo liing before the said house […]
- 1818, John Haywood, “Childress versus Holland. Whyte, Judge, delivered the opinion of himself and Judge Roane.”, in Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Errors and Appeals of the State of Tennessee, from the Year 1816 to 1817, volume III, Knoxville, Tenn.: […] Heiskell & Brown, page 276:
- That the Gilbert tract, according to his opinion and the law, ought to have been oblonged up the creek. That by oblonging it across the creek, it afforded Elijah Robertson, who superintended the surveying, an opportunity of laying a warrant not located there, for himself, and thereby takes 5,000 acres.
- “oblong” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Declension of oblong