One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Draw (a perpendicular) from an outside point to a line.
- ‘On the tangent PR produced let fall the perpendicular SY.’
- ‘Their effects must be estimated by the length of perpendiculars let fall upon the lines of direction in a similar manner.’
- ‘Let ABC be any triangle, and the angle at B one of its acute angles, and upon BC, one of the sides containing it, let fall the perpendicular.’
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