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 for Horizontal line
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Horizontal \Hor`i*zon"tal\, a. [Cf. F. horizontal.]
     1. Pertaining to, or near, the horizon. "Horizontal misty
        air." --Milton.
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     2. Parallel to the horizon; on a level; as, a horizontalline
        or surface.
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     3. Measured or contained in a plane of the horizon; as,
        horizontal distance.
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     Horizontal drill, a drilling machine having a horizontal
        drill spindle.
  
     Horizontal engine, one the piston of which works
        horizontally.
  
     Horizontal fire (Mil.), the fire of ordnance and small arms
        at point-blank range or at low angles of elevation.
  
     Horizontal force (Physics), the horizontal component of the
        earth's magnetic force.
  
     Horizontal line (Descriptive Geometry & Drawing), a
        constructive line, either drawn or imagined, which passes
        through the point of sight, and is the chief line in the
        projection upon which all verticals are fixed, and upon
        which all vanishing points are found.
  
     Horizontal parallax. See under Parallax.
  
     Horizontal plane (Descriptive Geometry), a plane parallel
        to the horizon, upon which it is assumed that objects are
        projected. See Projection. It is upon the horizontal
        plane that the ground plan of the buildings is supposed to
        be drawn.
  
     Horizontal projection, a projection made on a plane
        parallel to the horizon.
  
     Horizontal range (Gunnery), the distance in a horizontal
        plane to which a gun will throw a projectile.
  
     Horizontal water wheel, a water wheel in which the axis is
        vertical, the buckets or floats revolving in a horizontal
        plane, as in most turbines.
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