Oblong

(redirected from Oblongs)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

Oblong

Describing a book or publication that is bound by the short side. Most books are not oblong (that is, they are bound by the long side). However, coupon books are sometimes oblong to make coupon clipping easier.
References in classic literature ?
Wyatt stood up in the stern-sheets, and coolly demanded of Captain Hardy that the boat should be put back for the purpose of taking in his oblong box!
As our distance from the wreck rapidly increased, the madman (for as such only could we regard him) was seen to emerge from the companion--way, up which by dint of strength that appeared gigantic, he dragged, bodily, the oblong box.
Spread the mixture onto the centre of pastry oblongs - try not to get this on the border - and top with thinly sliced tomato.
Oblongs should be considered for such applications as "de-sanding," where the fines are simply removed from the courser aggregate.
Like the beef, he prepares his Shelton Farms chicken dish ($25) two ways: a duo of classically braised skin-on, dark meat with oblongs of pan-seared, tender, moist white meat.
One might even say that these works are about decentering: In one sculpture from 2002, a vertical axis--which could be regarded as a device of weight or coherence--is divided against itself into two, with a cluster of smaller oblongs tucked between.
The out creator of the WB's The Oblongs talks about the deliciously bizarre world of the new animated sitcom
The Web site will showcase 25 completely original, 30-second animated sketches -- "Oblong Moments" -- produced exclusively for the Internet to introduce the Oblongs to online fans prior to the series' debut.
This translates into small, thick rice oblongs, gelatinous fish-based triangles, ramen-type noodles and vegetables in a red, spicy-hot liquid.
The brilliant Uskudar, for example, is named for one of Istanbul's Asiatic suburbs, and its highly formal--if asymmetrical--design of overlapping, vertical and horizontal oblongs includes many collaged elements, among them the Turkish flag, arabesques of Kufic script, even a kitsch photograph of the sun setting behind the Blue Mosque.