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  • But it's well worth making the effort to walk to, if only to check out its famous slit-like arch and some remarkable natural stone sculptures, including the Diamond Horse – an equine-shaped formation through which sunlight shines with a jewel-like glint.

    Secret beaches of the south-west: Nanjizal, Cornwall

  • An abnormality of the urethra in which the urethral valves (small leaflets of tissue) have a narrow, slit-like opening that partially or completely blocks urine outflow.

    Glossary

  • Most poisonous snakes—including rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins—have slit-like eyes.

    Baby and Child Emergency First Aid

  • Coral snakes are a poisonous snake without slit-like eyes.

    Baby and Child Emergency First Aid

  • A faint light shone through slit-like windows, changing darkness into gloom, and little more than vaguely hinting at the Prophet's bed-sheet.

    In The Time Of Light

  • Although you can't tell by these screen caps, French actress Jacqueline Pierreux had in real life one of those seemingly immobile masks of a face, characterized by a small, tense mouth and slit-like eyes that made her look mean, stingy and unforgiving.

    31 Screams: Jacqueline Pierreux

  • A small door reinforced with bands of iron was set into the right-hand gate, with a slit-like peephole cut just above the level of Mai's head.

    Spirit Gate

  • The end I had come in at was quite above ground, and was lit by rare slit-like windows.

    The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells

  • Or in some narrow pathway, glancing with a transitory daring into the eyes of some lithe, white-swathed female figure, I would suddenly see (with a spasmodic revulsion) that she had slit-like pupils, or glancing down note the curving nail with which she held her shapeless wrap about her.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • Her face, too, had increased in shapelessness, the features being blurred in the fat mass; her blue eyes were more slit-like than before; and, to cap everything, her fine skin had absolutely no chance, so bespattered was it with freckles.

    The Getting of Wisdom

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