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Origin of saying to draw a line in the sand?
The phrase originates from an instance when a Roman official drew a circle in the sand around Antiochus Epiphanes and demanded he not cross it until giving an answer about acceding to Roman demands. Look up Antiochus at Wikipedia for the full story.
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By March 5, 1836, Col. William Barrett Travis had known for several days that his situation inside the old Spanish mission called the Alamo had become hopeless. Several thou…sand soldiers under the command of Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna had Travis and some 189 other defenders surrounded. The young Texas colonel - only 26 - was a lawyer, not a professional military man, but Travis knew enough history to understand that in a siege, the army on the outside usually prevails over the army on the inside. So he gathered his fellow defenders that Saturday afternoon and gave them a speech. "We must die," he began. "Our business is not to make a fruitless effort to save our lives, but to choose the manner of our death." He saw three possibilities: Surrender and summary execution, trying to fight their way out only to be "butchered" by Mexican lancers or "remain in this fort…resist every assault, and to sell our lives as dearly as possible." Then, with a flourish, Travis drew his sword and slowly marked a line in the dirt. "I now want every man who is determined to stay here and die with me to come across this line." Young Tapley Holland made his decision quickly, proclaiming "I am ready to die for my country!" as he jumped over the line. It's hard to picture it as a stampede - the men knew they were voting to die - but all but two of them walked over the line. Co-commander Jim Bowie, lying sick on a cot, asked some of his men to carry him across. Only Louis Moses Rose, a French soldier of fortune, remained behind. That night, Rose slipped out of the Alamo and managed to make it through the enemy lines. He ended up in Louisiana and supposedly lived until 1850. Every Texan knows what happened the morning after Rose made his escape. In the predawn of March 6, Santa Anna's forces breached the walls and killed every Texas combatant. No one disputes the outcome of the battle, but historians are still fighting over whether the sword story is true. Unfortunately for die-hard Texans, the current thinking is that it probably did not happen. On the other hand, so far as is known, anyone who could have vouched for the story died in the final assault that morning 170 years ago this March 6. The dramatic tale did not appear in print until 1873, nearly 40 years after the battle. The man who wrote the story for the Texas Almanac - William Physick Zuber - later admitted that while he reconstructed major portions of Travis' speech, he included only one paragraph of fiction. Unfortunately, he did not say which paragraph that was. Zuber might have been inspired by what happened in December 1835. Ben Milam, during the Texian siege of San Antonio de Bexar, did draw a line and urge his fellow revolutionaries to follow him in attacking the soldiers of Mexican Gen. Martin Perfecto de Cos. "Who will follow old Ben Milam?" he asked. The Texans won the battle but Milam lost his life in the effort. But other than Zuber's telling of the tale, which he said he heard from his parents, who had given Rose shelter for a time after his escape from the Alamo, no documentation has been found to support it. What is irrefutable is that the story of Travis drawing a line with his sword - be it truth or legend - gave Texas, America and eventually, the world, one of its most enduring metaphors. Travis' line in the dirt - people did not start saying sand until the first President Bush used the term in 1990 before the first Gulf War - is a story equal to Homer or Shakespeare, as compelling as almost anything in the Bible or from the best Hollywood screen writer. As J. Frank Dobie put it, "It is a line that not all the piety nor wit of research will ever blot out. It is a grand canyon cut into the bedrock of human emotions and historical impulses." The line-in-the-sand metaphor gets its power because it represents something that is absolutely true: Making a courageous decision often comes with a high price. On the upside, that courageous decision usually proves to be the right one, even if it takes years for people to appreciate it. Think Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. It might cost your life or your office, but chances are, someday you will be remembered for doing the right thing by crossing that figurative line in the sand.
A red-line drawings is essentially an intermediate drawing that shows corrections or changes to a previous drawing. The term red line literally comes from the (typically) red… pen used to amend the drawings by hand. These changes mark-ups show changes made to the drawing subject matter during the manufactuer or construction of the product. For example, piping drawings were developed at the onset of a project to build a new school. During the course of construction for that school, the piping contractors changes several elements of the design (pipe size, routing, orientation etc). At the end of the project, the constructor would "red line" the drawings showing those changes. Red-lines are used to then develop record drawings. Record drawings, also called "as-builts" accurately reflect what was constructed and are used for future work and/or reference.
A renowned palmist of the time after examining Napoleon's hand told him that he had a missing fate line which doesnt augur well for his his success and would suffer strings of… misfortune.Napoleon drew his sword and lacerated his palm creating a well-defined line and retorted"How about now".... He bore very faint palm lines but then conquered the invincible which in retrospect imparts a very wonderful lesson to humanity..confidence and will conspires with universe against preordained.... Dr Saira Malik
Pat a cake, pat a cake, bakers man, Bake me a cake as fast as you can Pat it and prick it and mark it with B Put it in the oven for baby and me. Patty cake, patty cake…r, bakers man Bake me a cake as fast as you can Roll it up, roll it up And throw it in a pan Patty cake, patty cake, bakers man. or Patty cake, patty cake Bakers man That I will Master As fast as I can. Prick it and prick it and mark it with a T and there will be enough for Jacky and me.
[A Parallel line is a straight line, opposite to another, that do not intersect or meet.] Ie. Line 1 is Parallel to Line 2. ---------------------------------------…----------
about 40,000 years ago ... long before recorded history began. The oldest dated drawings are 32,000 years old, in a cave in what is now Spain.
For a regular pentagon, draw a segment from each vertex to the midpoint of the side length directly opposite, there by cutting it in half.
35 miles! I just tested it with my 6th grade class. We drew a line for 1/8 of a mile and it used 1/8 of the pencil lead. This reasoning means that we would use 1 inch of a pen…cil for 1 mile. Thus, the average 7inch pencil can draw 7 miles of a line. This does not take into account any variables such as the thickness of the lead, the pressure of the writer on the pencil, and the imperfect line that was drawn. However, I think it is safe to say that the 35 miles myth seems a bit far-stretched.
This is so you can know the base line. The base line is used as the starting point for the mesaurements used for the Rf values. you need to know the distance from the base lin…e to the point of the spot to know the Rf values. see related link below for more info about paper chromatography
Parallel lines are lines that, if extended, would never intersect with eachother. This means that they are going in the same direction, eg. | |, but not | \\. Horizontal mea…ns that that are going across, eg. ___________________, not |. An example of a lines that are parallel and horizontal: _____________________________________ _____________________________________
if you think of the horizon which goes from left to right then that will help you draw a horizontal line. a ruler is also good for… making the line strait line, haha lol
A horizon line is commonly a imagined guide line that represents the horizon in the drawing. In it's simplest form it is simply a line that roughly represents the vertic…al position of the observer with respect to objects in the scene. It's main property is that all parallell lines converge at one unique point on the horizon line. Setting the horizon line low in the image will yield a birds perspective of the scene, while a high line make a frog perspective. More complex drawings that contain objects that are not parallell to the imagined ground plane will have several horizon lines. For example, consider a simple drawing of a block-formed house with a tilted roof. The horizon line of the house body would normally be the same as the one for the ground plane it is resting on. The edges of the roof would have a different horizon line, above the one associated with the walls and the ground plane. One interesting and valuable feature is that the edges of the roof will converge at a point on it's horizon line that is straight above the corresponding agreggation point for the lines of the body of the house, scince the lines are only rotated with respect to each other along one axis. If the roof has several sections with different angles, their perspective points will all be at the intersection of their corresponding horizon lines and a vertical line through the aggregation point for the house wall. This is true also for a more complicated three-point perspective, with the vertical line replaced for one that is converging at the third perspective point of the drawing. More generally, a perspective draving requires one horizon line for each set of parallell lines. This concept can be extended to make even more complicated constructs with vertical "horizon lines" and even lines at arbritrary angles corresponding to different orientation of objects along any axis. (Do google the differences between one- two- and three-point perspectives. It is also possible to construct a four-point perspective where each set of parallell lines requie two horizon lines, but this is not consistent unless the parallell lines are rendered in curves and is generally very tedious to acheive by hand. The result would resemble a picture taken with a circular fish-eye lens. :) )
It is not possible without some form of trickery.
A plus sign (+) would be a pair of perpendicular line segments.
A line drawing depends upon a line to indicate the contours of forms and features in a drawing. Cartoons and comic book drawings are good examples of these. They were wide…ly used in books and gazettes (along with etchings) for a couple of centuries, due to their compatibility with early printing techniques. (See Charles Dana Gibson, Thomas Nast and Franklin Boothe) A tone drawing (more prevalent during and since the Impressionist movement) relies upon shades of any monochrome scale (usually grey or umber) to describe and convey the volume of a form. Some of John Singer Sargent's charcoal studies are good examples, as are the powerful drawings of Kathe Kollwitz.
the original place sand comes from i9s rocks breaking apart. rocks are hard and so is sand buts a rock if you can in a closed area. pic up one of the peices and look closl…y you will see litle grands of sand :)