white line


Definition of white line 

: a band or edge of something white especially : a stripe painted on a road and used to guide traffic

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Here, her detailed, immersive black-and-white line drawings are beautifully transferred to the screen by video artist and animator Santiago Caicedo, who previously worked with her on the short film Uyuyui! Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Virus Tropical': Film Review | Berlin 2018," 20 Feb. 2018 The parking spaces, none of them marked as reserved, are set off by white lines. Bob Greene, WSJ, "A Senseless Act of Courtesy," 19 Oct. 2018 The radar cross section has been tilted 90°. The leftmost white line is the surface radar echo, while the light bluespots along the basal radar echo highlight areas of very high reflectivity, interpreted as being caused by the presence of water. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Underground Lake of Liquid Water Detected on Mars," 25 July 2018 Fat weaved in and out like white lines on the brisket highway without driving right off the road, every bite lush and smoky without going over the top. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: B&D Icehouse," 15 June 2018 Video review confirmed the trip was on the white line of the penalty area, not outside as Tunisia claimed. Graham Dunbar, chicagotribune.com, "Hazard, Lukaku net braces as Belgium rout Tunisia," 23 June 2018 The intersection where we were paused was easy to see, as was the white line indicating the correct path along the far-right fork. Nick Heil, Outside Online, "Fatmap Is Like Google Earth (on Steroids) for Hikers," 1 July 2018 While his work from that period was generally colorful, this mural was made of spare white lines of paint. Annalisa Quinn, New York Times, "Keith Haring Mural in Amsterdam Is Uncovered After Nearly 30 Years," 26 June 2018 The white line in the chart below shows wind output is poised to fall to just above 3 gigawatts by June 27, based on a Bloomberg model. Lars Paulsson, Bloomberg.com, "Europe’s Electricity Supply Could Drop Just in Time for the Next Blast of Heat," 22 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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