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oblīquo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. [obliquus], to turn, bend, or twist aside, awry, or in an oblique direction (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).

  1. I. Lit.: oculos, Ov. M. 7, 412: visus, Stat. Ach. 1, 323: equos, id. Th. 12, 749: pedes, Sen. Ep. 121, 8: crinem, to draw back, Tac. G. 38: in latus ensem, Ov. M. 12, 485: sinus (velorum) in ventum, to turn obliquely to the wind, veer to the wind, Verg. A. 5, 16.
  2. II. Trop.: obliquat preces, makes, utters indirectly, i. e. dissemblingly, Stat. Th. 3, 381: responsa, Arn. 3, 143: Q (littera), cujus similis (litterae K) effectu specieque nisi quod paulum a nostris obliquatur, i. e. is pronounced somewhat softer, *Quint. 1, 4, 9.