Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the shape of the capital letter U; in physical geography, said of valleys whose cross-profile resembles the letter U.
GNU Webster's 1913
“The u-shaped sections are placed in order to leave space between them so more light can reach the interior.”
“Each u-shaped structure functions for specialized purposes, like sustainable food production, factories, or even residential space.”
“He showed me the distinctive u-shaped Jake's lure (with one end of the top of the u-shaped lure bent inward) as to what the fish were hitting.”
“Twenty students enter the nondescript, sixth floor classroom and take a seat around a u-shaped table.”
“Three years later, researching for our graduate theses, we “discovered” the site as one of the few Formative settlements of south-central Veracruz and in addition to having some of the few yokes — carved u-shaped stone belts worn in the ballgame — found in controlled excavations.”
“Another fifteen minutes up the road to Minatitlan, you come to a small u-shaped bridge (El Chicquerito, meaning “little pig pen”).”
“I have a lot of experience nowadays with the simple, u-shaped pins that have been used in the middle ages and are still available today, thanks to the powers that be, but while the first one is always more or less agreeable, the second horn invariably droops.”
“The regulation lienzo will be fully roofed, with u-shaped grandstands and portable seating ample enough to accommodate 10,000 spectators, making it the largest and cushiest charro facility in the Republic.”
“RUPA MIKKILINENI, NANCY GRACE PRODUCER: Well, Nancy, you know, it ` s -- the complex is a u-shaped parking lot in front of the complex itself.”
“Below the u-shaped glaciated valleys, the landscape is shaped by rivers.”
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