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star-shaped

Definitions

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

In literature:

Our captain displayed the stars and stripes in true ship-shape cordial greeting.
"Canada and the Canadians" by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
It was like a long fish, shaped like a canoe, and its sides had many eyes, full of bright light as the stars above.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
I have to look at the stars, for the desert is full of terrible shapes.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
We are told that some were star-shaped, with transparent appendages.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Suddenly against the stars off there, Alan saw the enlarging figure of Polter, his hunched shape unmistakable.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
Stellate: star-shaped; with four or five radiating lines.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Shape: star-shaped, broader than long.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
She held up her face to let the cold, star-shaped crystals settle on it.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The entire surface of the little deck was strewn with glittering star-shaped points that corresponded with the fragments before me.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
The magnifying-glass shows the fine star-shaped dots already observed in the Unarmed Zonitis.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Softly, almost imperceptibly, the phantom world took shape, and grew clearer as the stars grew paler.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
The copper may be star-shaped, or as shown.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
It came sailing from Archimedes, a dark shape blurring the stars.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Suddenly against the stars off there, Alan saw the enlarging figure of Polter, his hunched shape unmistakable.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
It was, as Ahmed found, in the shape of a five-pointed star.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
By degrees, as the glimmer grew, Dusty Star saw a shape that gathered about the eyes.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
He had a large scar on the back of his right hand; a livid star-shaped scar.
"Tiger Cat" by David H. Keller
The board has star-shaped openings in which a square pin fits in eight different positions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
By means of the star-shaped buckle he can instantly release himself.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
A star in the shape of a sword, and also a comet, stood over the doomed city for the space of a whole year.
"Supernatural Religion, Vol. I. (of III)" by Walter Richard Cassels
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In poetry:

Or Time and Space!
Or shape of Earth, divine and wondrous!
Or shape in I myself—or some fair shape, I, viewing, worship,
Or lustrous orb of Sun, or star by night:
Be ye my Gods.
"God" by Walt Whitman
Within the world of every man's desire
Three things have power to lift his soul above,
Through dreams, religion, and ecstatic fire,
The star-like shapes of Beauty, Truth, and Love.
"Lines" by Madison Julius Cawein
The moon is bleached as white as wool,
And just dropping under;
Every star is gone but three,
And they hang far asunder,—­
There’s a sea-ghost all in gray,
A tall shape of wonder!
"Songs of the Night Watches (complete)" by Jean Ingelow
Down from the soft stars, in their tranquil glory,
Shall look thy dead child with a ghastly stare;
That shape shall haunt thee in its cerements gory,
And scourge thee back from heaven—its home is there!
"The Infanticide" by Friedrich von Schiller
A woman dancing, or a world
Poised on one crystal foot afar,
In shining gulfs of silence whirled,
Like notes of the strange music are;
Small shape against another curled,
Or dancing dust that makes a star.
"The Lonely Dancer" by Richard Le Gallienne
Or ever the stars were made, or skies,
Grief was born, and the kinless night,
Mother of gods without form or name.
And light is born out of heaven and dies,
And one day knows not another’s light,
But night is one, and her shape the same.
"A Lamentation" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

You can shape this rich dough into a Star of David or a braid for a festive Hanukkah treat.
"Total Recall" star Colin Farrell took a decidedly low-rent approach to getting in Arnold Schwarzenegger-style shape for the action classic reboot.
Fun facts about the Happy Endings star and SHAPE cover model you won't find in the issue.
But would you believe that the shapely author and exercise video star is a mother of two.
With just about a week to go, Bass Player LIVE 2011 is shaping up to have the most star-studded lineup in the 12-year history of the event.
You may or may not have known that a home theater system in the shape of R2-D2, the android from Star Wars, is available from Hammacher Schlemmer in New York.
Who has whipped stars like Amanda Seyfried and Hilary Duff into shape -- offers his tips to pick seasonal eats for your upcoming holiday meals.
With a 37-52 record at the all-star break, this is shaping up to be an awful season for the defending Eastern League champions.
Young, Massive Stars Shape Their Birthplace .
The Mets headed into the All-Star break six games above.500, alternating wins and losses but in decent enough shape.
The star of the male stripper movie 'Magic Mike' talks about getting in shape, and his recent wedding.
It's only been a little more than two months since she gave birth to Penelope Disick, but the reality star hasn't wasted any time getting back into shape.
The star of "The Little Mermaid" and "Love Never Dies" shares how working in London has shaped her as an actor.
Prism -shaped design unveiled for five-star hotel in Saudi Arabia.
While out shopping together in Malibu on Saturday, the Dancing with the Stars cohost bought a copy of Shape magazine, with her on the cover.
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In science:

A point mass at the center of an ellipsoidal homogeneous fluid is used as a simple model to study the effect of rotation on the shape and external gravitational field of planets and stars.
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
Then, Guan and Spruck extended Hardt and Lin’s uniqueness results for star-shaped domains to CMC hypersurfaces in hyperbolic space in [GS].
Minimizing Constant Mean Curvature Hypersurfaces in Hyperbolic Space
Not only does feedback affect the structure and stability of disks, as discussed in §5.1 and §5.2 respectively, but we also expect it to shape their star formation histories.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
They suffice to generate all geometrical exponents involvin g mutual-avoidance of random star-shaped sets of paths of the critical percolation system.
Conformal Random Geometry
The latter are obtained as a special case for star-shaped graphs.
Linearly edge-reinforced random walks
We also prove that the path algebra of star shaped quivers are the Ext-algebra of a suitable subcategory.
Current algebras, highest weight categories and quivers
If there are large jumps in any of the parameters that determine shape, then this may signal a feature in the galaxy that needs to be cleaned (a buried star for example).
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
P and fS are the separate Stokes I profile shapes of the primary and the secondary stars.
Characterisation of the magnetic field of the Herbig Be star HD 200775
As the color coding of the points in Figure 5 shows, most BHB stars selected by the D0.2 & fm method already lie in the appropriate region of the scale width vs. shape method applied to Hγ .
The Milky Way's Circular Velocity Curve to 60 kpc and an Estimate of the Dark Matter Halo Mass from Kinematics of ~2400 SDSS Blue Horizontal Branch Stars
The closed region indicates the Hγ scale width-shape criteria that selects BHB stars.
The Milky Way's Circular Velocity Curve to 60 kpc and an Estimate of the Dark Matter Halo Mass from Kinematics of ~2400 SDSS Blue Horizontal Branch Stars
Note that the shape and size of the shown error ellipse should be also a fair representation of the uncertainty in the fitted parameters themselves (red star).
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
The shape and size of the shown error ellipse should be also a fair representation of the uncertainty in the fitted parameters themselves (red star).
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
Because of this simple effect, the default shape we should expect for material driven from the surface of a rotating star is a bipolar nebula.
Eta Carinae and Nebulae Around Massive Stars: Similarities to Planetary Nebulae?
Since the use of high-resolution high signal-to-noise spectroscopy in the study of massive stars, it became clear that an ad-hoc velocity field at the stellar surface, termed macroturbulence, is needed to bring the observed shape of spectral lines into agreement with observations.
On the origin of macroturbulence in hot stars
By choosing an appropriate shape for the PSF of the comparison stars we ensured accurate flux measurements for well-isolated stars.
CfA3: 185 Type Ia Supernova Light Curves from the CfA
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