oblong


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oblong \Ob"long\, a. [L. oblongus; ob (see Ob-) + longus long:
   cf. F. oblong.]
   Having greater length than breadth, esp. when rectangular.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oblong \Ob"long\, n.
   A rectangular figure longer than it is broad; hence, any
   figure longer than it is broad.
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         The best figure of a garden I esteem an oblong upon a
         descent.                                 --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
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