Adjective, adverb : Hold the bottle slightly atilt. From Dictionary.com.
On one of the trees a robin sang and watched him with its head atilt. From Wordnik.com. [Mary Minds Her Business] Reference
"Where's your old one?" she demanded, atilt for something more to repair. From Wordnik.com. [Bruvver Jim's Baby] Reference
The cup or crescent atilt is a wet moon -- i.e., the month will be rainy. From Wordnik.com. [Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873] Reference
He skipped past the images of the Malacca atilt and aflame, to the shot of TPrynn at the window. From Wordnik.com. [Reap the Whirlwind] Reference
Sharon was felled by a major stroke in January, leaving Kadima, and the rest of Israeli politics, atilt in midair. From Wordnik.com. [Demolition Men] Reference
They spread themselves about and keep alternate watch, and, lying along the grass, drink deep and set brazen bowls atilt. From Wordnik.com. [The Aeneid of Virgil] Reference
Atchafalaya (ach'a-fa-li'a), an outlet of the Red and Mississippi rivers in southern Louisiana. atilt (a-tilf), balanced lightly. From Wordnik.com. [Elson Grammar School Literature v4] Reference
Then, with her old - time quick reaction to fact, she broke clasp with Simon and stood, her head slightly atilt, as if she too, listened. From Wordnik.com. [Web Of The Witch World]
The oarsmen of Port Cos were in their best today, their tunics bright, their leather polished, their brimless, jaunty caps atilt on their heads. From Wordnik.com. [Renegades Of Gor]
All about they see bodies strewn along the grass in drunken sleep, chariots atilt on the shore, the men lying among their traces and wheels, with their armour by them, and their wine. From Wordnik.com. [The Aeneid of Virgil] Reference
"You don't look very scared," she giggled; and then as he dropped into his lounging-chair she slipped into her favorite position, atilt on its arm, and leaned confidingly against him. From Wordnik.com. [Polly of the Hospital Staff] Reference
When I looked up he was atilt upon the branch of an apple tree near by. From Wordnik.com. [My Robin] Reference
Duskily-lashed eyes of dark violet were brimming with a contagious energy and her rounded chin was splendidly atilt. From Wordnik.com. [A Pagan of the Hills] Reference
Dutch mills are large, strong, and vigorous, and Don Quixote would certainly have hesitated before running atilt at them. From Wordnik.com. [Holland, v. 1 (of 2)] Reference
Diana had worked with a very rapid lens and had caught them atilt, in the full abandonment of the child to joy in motion. From Wordnik.com. [The Enchanted Canyon] Reference
In other villages the shawled women sat knitting behind piles of beets and cabbages and apples, their farm-carts atilt in the sun. From Wordnik.com. [A Traveller in War-Time] Reference
Wherever a grain cart atilt, a tree trunk, a sawn log, a couple of bamboos and a few handfuls of thatch cast a shadow, the ground is covered with them. From Wordnik.com. [Life's Handicap] Reference
How many times Pierre had watched her unseen, her lithe figure that seemed always atilt even when wrapped in furs, and her starry eyes gleaming out of her fur hood. From Wordnik.com. [A Little Girl in Old Detroit] Reference
I can see him now, as he leaned far out over the hood of his machine, an aviator's helmet set atilt over his powdered wig, and his eyes glowing like coals through his goggles. From Wordnik.com. [High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France] Reference
Nature-worshipping mother, who taught him the beauties of clouds and trees and streams and flowers, the glory of the changeful pageantry of the sky, the exquisite grace of the bird atilt on a swaying branch. From Wordnik.com. [Literary Hearthstones of Dixie] Reference
He runs atilt, as has been said, at "copy-book texts," at the temperance reformer, the tract distributer, the Good Boy of Sunday-school literature, and the women who send bouquets and sympathetic letters to interesting criminals. From Wordnik.com. [Initial Studies in American Letters] Reference
‘reconnaissances’ of an unexpected invasion, making her way across the courtyard slowly, in a diagonal course, the Duchess crowned with a ravishing hat and holding atilt a sunshade from which there rained down a summer fragrance. From Wordnik.com. [The Guermantes Way] Reference
And, of a veritie, I could not myself run atilt more cunningly at this popular fallacie; though I might back up your Majestie with a most transparent illustration -- to wit, that the affection of Mankind for monarchs is no proof that they are good for them. From Wordnik.com. [Without Prejudice] Reference
In my case, those giant shards conjured up, as I've written elsewhere, the final scene of the original Planet of the Apes -- that unforgettable shot of the Statue of Liberty atilt and half-buried in the sands of time as the two humans escape down the beach on horseback. From Wordnik.com. [Pacific Free Press - Hard Truths for Hard Times - Progressive opinion, dissident news] Reference
Sometimes even a landsman can tell that the solid ocean is atilt, and that the ship is working herself up a long unseen slope; and sometimes the captain says, when neither full steam nor fair wind justifies the length of a day's run, that the ship is sagging downhill; but how these ups and downs come about has not yet been settled authoritatively. From Wordnik.com. [The Kipling Reader Selections from the Books of Rudyard Kipling] Reference
He is a nervous person, whose jaunty breeches and scarlet cap atilt, stamp him as alien as his every syllable, liquid, vivacious.). From Wordnik.com. [The Centennial of the University of Virginia, 1819-1921] Reference
The bags were slightly atilt. From Wordnik.com. [While Other People Sleep]
Of icebergs atilt in the dark. From Wordnik.com. [Jones and Calypso] Reference
And then -- well, it changed to something else, I suppose; but it was after that fashion all night long, and the last I remember, I was trying to climb up the Cairn with a cup of cold water set on atilt at the crown of my head, which I was to get to the sky parlor without spilling a drop! ". From Wordnik.com. [A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.] Reference
His shrapnel helmet set atilt, 25. From Wordnik.com. [The Cricketers of Flanders] Reference
And crimson atilt on a swaying twig. From Wordnik.com. [Men, Women and Ghosts] Reference
Were she and her light crew to run atilt. From Wordnik.com. [Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith] Reference
It loomed, as hung atilt towards the world. From Wordnik.com. [Poems by Jean Ingelow, In Two Volumes, Volume II.] Reference
10,500 feet or 2000 to 3200 meters) is Yemen, rich in its soil of disintegrated trap rock, adequately watered by the dash of the southwest monsoons against its towering ridges; but practically the whole country is atilt. From Wordnik.com. [Influences of Geographic Environment On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography] Reference
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