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    Sheets of rain slanted across the road.

    Hi:
    I am learning the phrase" a sheet of rain" and I saw a sentence as follows:
    "Sheets of rain slanted across the road."
    I don't know the meaning of the word"slant" so I looked it up.
    My source says slant means to be or move at an angle that is not 90 degrees.
    I still don't understand what the sentence mean.
    Could you rephrase it or clarify for me?
    Thanks a lot!


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    Re: Sheets of rain slanted across the road.

    It means the rain didn't fall down perpendicular to the ground, it came down diagonally. Take a look at this happy birthday smiley. Its hat is on at a slant.

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