Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of arch.
  • n. The arched part of a structure.
  • n. hogging, opposed to sagging

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The arched part of a structure.
  • n. Hogging; -- opposed to sagging.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Arched work or formation; the arched portion of a structure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. forming or resembling an arch

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Examples

  • Harder and faster, I rocked against his hand, breathing his name and arching my hips to create the friction that I needed so badly.

    My Fair Succubi

  • We don’t get harmony, but we do get a kind of arching forward — always reaching, pursuing, longing, opening, rethinking.

    June « 2006 « Bill Ayers

  • He has contributed the over-arching plot of "Totem" as a parable of Darwinian evolution, "inspired by the foundation narratives of the first peoples."

    'Totem' Should Top the Polls

  • From inside the sphere, Leah screamed, her body arching over the child before falling limp.

    Healing the Highlander

  • She moaned, arching her back, as his fingers teased heat from her body.

    Rogue Oracle

  • One of her lovely eyebrows rose slightly, arching a few millimeters higher on her forehead.

    The Omega Theory

  • I hooked an ankle around his calf, arching into him.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • “Unless it was a tree branch that cut the brakes on your truck,” Samson said, tenting his fingers and arching his brow at the wavering tree limbs supervil-lain-style.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • The night before my flight I lie to everyone, sitting in a restaurant with Lauren as he hefts his tongue into my mouth, vaulting it slug-like over my lower lip and teeth and arching it inside my mouth like a flashlight in a cave.

    Confetti Love

  • Kilronan plowed a hand through his thatch of auburn hair, and Cat found herself transfixed by the tanned face beneath the arching brows, the austere, angular features.

    Earl of Durkness

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