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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj boat-shaped having a concave shape like a boat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Boat-shaped (Bot) See Cymbiform.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • boat-shaped Having the shape of a boat; navicular; cymbiform; hollow like a boat, as (in botany) the valves of some pericarps. Specifically, in ornithology, applied to the tail of certain birds, as the boat-tailed grackle, Quiscalus major, in which the plane of the feathers of each half meets that of the other half obliquely, slanting downward and toward the median line, and thus induces a reëntrance or hollow of the upper surface and a salience or keel below.
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In literature:

A venturesome expedition had also been essayed by our host, in the shape of a voyage down the chasm in a boat.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
Beyond, were beautifully and fantastically shaped hills, and a lake below with pleasure boats on it.
"Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It is boat-shaped, running to a sharp, cutting edge both in front and behind.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
The first quarter of the moon, low in the sky and looking like a boat-shaped Japanese lantern, lay above the forest.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
The shape, also, of the boats is the same.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
Some are shaped like shells, others like swans, dragons, boats, or chariots.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
That's why I'm having all our boats put in shape.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
They built a bank in the shape of a boat, and watched to see the waves wash it away.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
At the apex of the vee, he could see the shape of a boat, its bow riding high over the water.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
Can they be some type of torpedo-shaped boat controlled by radio?
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
These lines are very important, as the shape of your boat depends upon them.
"Harper's Young People, July 6, 1880" by Various
If the shape of the boat at section 10 is desired, the line 10 in Fig.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
At her quarter davits, on each side, hung one of those light, swift, and somewhat singularly shaped boats, called whale-boats.
"An Old Sailor's Yarns" by Nathaniel Ames
For weeks I rowed a boat at home to get arms and back in shape, and especially my hands.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
The eggs cling together in the shape of a boat or canoe, and float upon the water.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
A strangely shaped boat, going no one knows where, and as if it never intended coming back!
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
It was a big, clumsy, raft-shaped flat-boat.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
Hilary's eyes flicked speculatively to the tiny cigar-shaped boat in which the dead guard had flown down to them.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
Men came with a roll of cloth that spread open to the shape of a small boat, while a metal frame expanded within it to hold it taut.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
The surf boats are deep, made of bark and bamboo, shaped some like our Indian canoes.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley

In poetry:

Our enemies have fall'n, have fall'n: they came,
The woodmen with their axes: lo the tree!
But we will make it faggots for the hearth,
And shape it plank and beam for roof and floor,
And boats and bridges for the use of men.
"The Princess: A Medley: Our Enemies have Fall'n" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
'Our enemies have fallen, have fallen: they came,
The woodmen with their axes: lo the tree!
But we will make it faggots for the hearth,
And shape it plank and beam for roof and floor,
And boats and bridges for the use of men.
"The Princess (part 6)" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

The boat-shaped Sea Scout building that sits on the edge of the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve no longer sinks into the bay.
While drama students study the classics all year at the University of Minnesota, the biggest dose of theatrical reality for many of them comes in the shape of melodrama on an old boat.
WASHINGTON — At the height of Libya's civil war, Chris Stevens dashed off to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi by cargo boat to help shape an.
Sit along the iconic Yonkers riverfront long enough and you'll see boats of all shapes and sizes meander up and down the Hudson.
Mark Wahlberg is on the cover of this month's Men's Fitness magazine looking buffer than ever, but we asked the captains from the Deadliest Catch how he would do on one of their boats and they said he wasn't in good enough shape.
Most fin keels actually are retained using J-shaped studs that are cast into the keel and secured in the boat's bilge with nuts.
This jaunty boat-shaped concession stand was built in the '80s, doing a big interior remodel that enhanced the Neptune 's sea-myth theme.
Visitors of the Bonita Bay Marina Boat Show will be greeted with boats of all shapes and sizes.
My Boats and What Shaped Them.
) The stern shape on a BOC boat shows that the beam has been carried well aft in an effort to increase the boat's power on a reach.
Keep your boat and motor in tiptop shape by performing these 10 easy maintenance tasks this summer.
Boating's diverse future begins to take shape .

In science:

Sea detectors, such as ANTARES, can use instead a scintillator array carried by a boat, or the reconstruction of the shape of the close-by continental crust using horizontal muons (90).
In Search for Extraterrestrial High Energy Neutrinos