Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shaped like a top; inversely conical.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having the shape of a top cone-shaped, with the apex downward; turbinate.
“Its end was top-shaped, pointed like a dagger and with four razor-edged ribs on its sides.”
“He stepped outside to get a better look and saw a top-shaped craft with a row of dark squares and smaller openings across the midsection.”
“Her garment was different too, a top-shaped, high-necked dress fitted with half a dozen big bulging pockets.”
“Fishes seemed to drift over the wave - wrinkled sand as though suspended in mid-air; while through six feet of clear water you could see rocks on which anemones lifted frail, coloured arms, and hermit crabs moved, dragging their top-shaped homes.”
“Cotton yarn is prepared from the native plant by means of a very primitive spindle, which consists of a small rod of wood at the end of which is a top-shaped piece of the same material which serves to sustain the necessary rotation.”
“+Cap+ bright orange or egg color, first convex, and then depressed, at length top-shaped and smooth.”
“Inside I could see a shimmering smoothness, round, higher than my head, a top-shaped object.”
“His top-shaped head hung a little to one side, the thin hair was parted precisely over his high forehead and brushed in little ripples.”
“The first step among them, and the whole colony was gone, with a rush of wings and feet that sent several of the top-shaped eggs rolling, and several of the young birds toppling over the cliff to the pounding waves and ledges far below.”
“In the morning we found a female clinging to a shelf, dotting it with little top-shaped eggs.”
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