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- adj. Turned inwards.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bending gradually toward the axis or center, as branches or petals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bent or curved inward: in botany, toward the axis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. bent into or having an inward curve
His leg, with its own reasons, endorsed a pre-emptive barrel crease across that incurved nose but Coudreau had started the truck, gunned the engine and they were already pulling away; in the side mirror he watched them watching the truck recede.
On each of the shell margins furthest from the hinge they bear a large incurved hook that is inlaid with sharp spines.
Despite the classical attenuation of her ankles—the heel narrowly incurved, the ankle bone itself a perfect sphere, and with a glisten on it, like sucked caramel—my mother had only to put on a heel higher than her thumb and she metamorphosed into a fine piece of ass, the sort of dame that gave a Chicago mobster cachet.
Now the white-headed sea-eagle, with its sharp incurved beak, terrible talons, and armour-plated legs, is a friend to all the little birds.
They seemed rare round there from the time he took; and I was just casting about in my mind as to what method would be best to employ in getting up the smooth, yellow, sandy-clay, incurved walls, when he arrived with it, and I was out in a twinkling, and very much ashamed of myself, until Silence, who was then leading, disappeared through the path before us with a despairing yell.
Quentin came down the stone steps from the front door and paused briefly in the shrubbery to remind Will Palmer that the incurved chrysanthemums they were nursing for Kingsmarkham flower show were due for a dose of liquid fertiliser.
The leaves are broad, with short stems; the heads are large, white, very compact, well protected by the incurved leaves, and equal in quality to those of the Cauliflower.
Sepals very large, incurved, overlapping each other, having the appearance of being semi-double, and being of good substance.
As a cut flower by many it would be preferred to the better-known _H. niger_, not only for its antique tints, but for the fine cup form, which is constant, and the overlapping, incurved edges of the sepals.
The _first glume_ is narrow, linear, membranous, grooved, finely bicuspidate at the apex, with incurved margins and two nerves ending in tubercles below.
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