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  • adj. shaped in the form of a ribbon


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  • And a beautifully rounded, ribbon-shaped display of Epson and Hewlett-Packard products.

    What Women Want

  • The resulting ribbon-shaped fiber bundles are still relatively coarse and thick, which is fine for some uses.

    Just the flax, ma'am

  • As the blog post makes clear, making them by hand takes a fair amount of skill and practice compared to, say, Italian ribbon-shaped pastas, which are much more amenable to beginner cooks.

    Touched By Their Noodly Deliciousness

  • In the field of polarized light were several multicolored fibers, flat and ribbon-shaped with twists at irregular intervals.


  • He saw an endless plain where things half trees and half animals-except that they were neither, in any Terrestrial sense'lashed snaky fronds after ribbon-shaped flyers a hundred meters in length.

    Agent Of The Terran Empire

  • -- Tapeworms are formed by a chain of segments, joined together at their ends, and are flat or ribbon-shaped (Fig. 71).

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • Sometimes the lobstermen would capture a monkfish, whose undiscriminating appetite had led him to try to swallow a glass float; or a trap would come to the surface freighted with huge five-fingers or containing a short, ribbon-shaped eel, blood-red from nose to tail-tip.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • The filament soon broadens into a ribbon-shaped thallus, several cells thick, which is closely applied to the rock.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • These muscles consist of ribbon-shaped bands which surround hollow fleshy tubes or cavities.

    A Practical Physiology

  • Aponeuroses are flattened or ribbon-shaped tendons, of a pearly white color, iridescent, glistening, and similar in structure to the tendons.

    IV. Myology. 3. Tendons, Aponeuroses, and Fasciæ

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