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lyre-shaped

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lyre-shaped shaped like a lyre
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Usage

In literature:

A lyre-shaped clock between two Egyptian candlesticks still preserved its glass shade intact.
"Cousin Pons" by Honore de Balzac
Charmides picked up one in the shape of a lyre.
"Buried Cities, Part 2" by Jennie Hall
Charmides picked up one in the shape of a lyre.
"Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae" by Jennie Hall
A lyre-shaped clock between two Egyptian candlesticks still preserved its glass shade intact.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
The lyres were ten-stringed, of a square shape, and hung round the player's neck by a string or ribbon.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
Together they are lyre-shaped.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
The form of the tail is widely forked, its outline having a double curve, somewhat lyre-shaped.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
The whole gives a lyre-shaped pattern to the thorax.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
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In poetry:

Ah, brothers! dear brothers! the harp that I hold
No craftsman could string and no artisan mould;
He shaped it, He strung it, who fashioned the lyres
That ring with the hymns of the seraphim choirs.
"My Annual" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sweet are the lips of all that sing,
When Nature's music breathes unsought,
But never yet could voice or string
So truly shape our tenderest thought
As when by life's decaying fire
Our fingers sweep the stringless lyre!
"The Silent Melody" by Oliver Wendell Holmes