Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the shape of a hatchet; dolabriform.
“This one had a narrow, hatchet-shaped face and wild, bushy eyebrows.”
“Jared's face was oblong, rather than hatchet-shaped, with a cheerful snub nose that effectively ruined the dignified air conferred at a distance by his excellent tailoring and upright carriage.”
“His hatchet-shaped face had gone quiet, as if he'd found something significant to think about.”
“From Mamillaria, however, it differs in the form of its tubercles, which are hatchet-shaped, and cleft at the apex, where each division is clothed with small, horny, overlapping scales, not unlike the back of a woodlouse -- hence the specific name.”
“Dolabriform: hatchet-shaped: compressed, with a prominent dilated keel and cylindrical base.”
“We walked under it to see the curious hatchet-shaped figure sculptured on one of the upper stones.”
“It was opened in 1863, and found to contain a sepulchral chamber or dolmen, outside of which lay a granite stone above three feet long, inscribed with various figures, and, in the middle, a cartouche, with hatchet-shaped characters.”
“In appearance he was lean, old, and ugly, with hatchet-shaped face and cunning, malevolent eyes; and when he pressed his hateful attentions on the fair Guta she turned from him in disgust.”
“It's the truth as sure as you speak it, Mr. Doolittle," said a wiry, knocked-kneed farmer, with a hatchet-shaped face, who had sidled up to the group.”
“To her surprise, however, her companion's dark, sensitive, hatchet-shaped face became irradiated with satisfaction.”
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