RE: Ob, ob, ob, oblete? Oblate?

Subject: RE: Ob, ob, ob, oblete? Oblate?
From: "Barbara Yanez" <BarbaraYanez -at- cogentsystems -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 09:58:11 -0800


Hello

Yes - I saw those definitions in the dictionary as well.

Thanks - I agree. As others have written, they must have meant
"oblique."

I am sure now that this is what they meant

Thanks for writing - Don't want to mix in astronomical bodies and
religious vocations with mugshots - Might get kind've confusing!

Thanks for the tip

Barbara

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Kat Nagel writes:

It's also a particular type of religious vocation. An oblate is a
lay (usually) associate admitted to participation in the devotional
and service activities of a monastic order. I would certainly be
surprised to see it in used to describe a photograph.


>Barbara wonders:
>>> Would you describe a quarter turn view of someone as "oblate"? Or
would
>>> you use a simpler term for these types of users? Does "oblate" even
>fit?
>
>As others have said, no. In fact, I've only ever heard the word
"oblate"
>used to describe astronomical bodies, as in "Due to its rapid rotation,
>Saturn is oblate."


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