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lancet-shaped

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lancet-shaped shaped in the form of a lancet
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Usage

In literature:

The fender was of polished steel, with much lancet-shaped open-work and a sharp edge.
"Middlemarch" by George Eliot
The body is elongate, lancet-shaped, with a tapering anterior extremity.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
To the right and left lancet-shaped leaves nearly encircle the whole.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Its latticed shape could be endlessly compressed, and within, he saw, were lancet points that lined the ghastly thing throughout.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
Mid- and late nineteenth-century spring lancets are more uniform in shape, most having the familiar knob-shaped end.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
Their lancet-shaped form indicates a shear-like action adapted to dividing flesh.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
With its seven-sided apse, four-bay nave and lancet-shaped windows without rubber-work, it was remarkably slender and graceful.
"Rheims and the Battles for its Possession" by Various
The archivolts of these are lancet-shaped and covered with foliage, but not foliated as in the west door.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Lichfield" by A. B. Clifton
Then pare down the end of the back to a lancet-shaped point, as shown in Fig.
"Hand-Craft" by John D. Sutcliffe
The head is as long as the depth of the body, with a large mouth, and sharp, lancet-shaped teeth in both jaws.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
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