What does the word longitudinal mean?

Usage examples for longitudinal

  1. It is entirely of a shining brown, shot with purple, and the yellow longitudinal stripe which runs along the side of the belly of the green species, is absent in this one. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  2. They soon reached the nets, which stretched across the river through narrow longitudinal cuts so as to be at right angles to each tide, with which the fish usually swim. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  3. Not only does the water of the soil follow them downwards, but their swelling growth powerfully tends to enlarge, not to obstruct, the crevices of rock into which they enter; and as the fissures in rocks are longitudinal, not mere circular orifices, every line of additional width gained by the growth of roots within them increases the area of the crevice in proportion to its length. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh

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