Foreshorten

Definition of 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.

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