Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shaped like a shield, or suggesting a shield in figure; scutate; peltate; thyroid. The forms of shields being various, the term is equally indefinite; but in botanical use it means, specifically, plane and round or oval, with a stalk or support attached to some part of the under surface, as the leaves of Brasenia, Nelumbium, Hydrocotyle umbellata, the indusia of certain ferns (Aspidium), and the apothecia of many lichens. See scutate, peltate, apothecium, indusium, and cut under
- adj. (of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example)
“Its shield-shaped thorax was pitted like tooled leather and its elytra wing cases were closed over powerful wings.”
“A shield-shaped badge identified her as BROOKSTON.”
“She pointed to the fantastical shield-shaped inset in the lower right corner.”
“And he clearly craves a return to the days of Billy Bunter, with Latin parsing, blazers, ties, prefects and, no doubt, shield-shaped lunch monitor badges.”
“Then she noticed a small shield-shaped mirror lying nearby that had also slid out.”
“Zuma Press An illustration in Shanghai shows the penguin mascot of Tencent Holdings ' QQ service fighting with shield-shaped symbol of Qihoo ' s 360 antivirus software.”
“Inside the tent, people held gift bags full of commemorative souvenirs: a deck of plastic-coated playing cards with the I-69 highway sign on the back, courtesy of the Gold Strike Casino, which had printed the slogan ROAD TO GOLD on the packaging; a round paperweight fashioned from a sample of core pavement; an I-69 shield-shaped hand fan.”
“The area of land that drains into South Slough is roughly shield-shaped and approximately twice as long as the Slough itself.”
“Welburn's crew is getting raves for its latest creation, the finely tailored Buick Velite convertible with its gleaming, shield-shaped grille.”
“Mr Sherlock, a self employed archaeologist who spends most of the year out on development jobs, highlighted an impressive shield-shaped brooch found in this grave as his personal favourite.”
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