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Angel vs angle

An angel is non-corporeal being, a spirit, which is believed to be a messenger from God or an attendant of God. Usually, an angel is depicted as a man or woman, sometimes a child, wearing a long robe, sporting wings and a halo. When someone speaks of an angel they are most often referring to a benevolent spirit, though devils, who are malevolent, are considered fallen angels. When a human being is referred to as an angel, it means they are virtuous and exhibit outstanding qualities of compassion, beauty or abilities. Angel may also be used as a term of endearment. In business or the theater, an angel is someone who invests private capital. A guardian angel is an angel that is specific to one person and looks out for that person during his life. Angel is a fusion of the Old English word engel and the Old French word angele, which both derive from the Latin angelus, meaning messenger, envoy, one that announces.

An angle is the space between two straight lines that have one common point from which they diverge, or two planes that extend from a common line. An angle may also refer to the shape that is formed by the meeting point and subsequent divergence. Angle also refers to a certain fashion of approaching a problem or considering an issue. As a verb, angle means to move or bend into an angle, to bend in a different direction or to attempt to achieve something through indirect means. Related words are angles, angled, angling. Angling, interestingly, may refer to fishing with fishing tackle. A fisherman who uses equipment to fish is an angler. Angle comes from the Old French angle, meaning angle, corner.

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‘God be with you, little angel’: The world shows its grief and anger over the death of tragic Syrian toddler Aylan (The Daily Mail)

The Salvation Army is gearing up for its yearly Angel Tree toy and clothing Christmas program, which provided gifts to more than 1,600 children and 100 senior citizens last year. (The KNoxville News-Sentinel)

Ramgarh, a peaceful hill station in Uttarakhand known for its orchards and views of snow-capped Himalayan ranges, is now emerging an adda for startups with over a dozen high-profile angel investors setting up a base here. (The Economic Times)

One of the more unusual objects in the exhibition is a horse vertebrae carved into the image of an angel (The Catholic Herald)

Appalachian Trail ‘angel’ meets, hauls hikers (The Washington Times)

Participants will be handed a white flower that they may leave at the angel statue, along with a personal note of remembrance. (The Hartford Courant)

ATS probe terror angle in Kalyan hotel fridge blast (The Times of India)

In a meeting between Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Ummer, the brother of deceased Congress leader Haneefa at Ramanilayam in Thrissur, the Chief Minister assured that the conspiracy angle in the murder would be probed. (The New Indian Express)

Apple has changed the precise angle at which all laptop screens must be displayed in its stores (Business INsider)

“This will be nice,” the professional angler from Brainerd said as we pushed off from the dock. “I rarely have time to fish just for the fun of it.” (The Minneapolis Star Tribune)

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