from The Century Dictionary.

  • To curve inward, as a bird's beak or a nose.
  • Aduncous; hooked; having a hook: as, the aduncate bill of a hawk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective rare curved inwards; hooked


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  • Yet she dies not unavenged, for Harriette sweeps down from the city, and immediately suspends the victorious Anabella from her aduncate nose, and carries all before her.


  • - not essential; supplemental; superfluous v. - attract and hold to surface (minute particles of mixture or molecules of gas or liquid). adsorbate, aduncous, aduncate adj. - hook-shaped; crooked. aduncity, adust adj. - (sun) burnt or scorched; dried up by heat; gloomy, sad.



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