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  • adj. Resembling a cable or some aspect of one.


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cable +‎ -like


  • Shady conditions at ground level favor woody climbers that include strangler figs (Ficus spp.) and the cablelike Gnetum, an unusual climbing gymnosperm.

    Kayah-Karen montane rain forests

  • Slowly, the Tuuqalian stopped swinging the dead Vilenjji, letting the lifeless mass dangle from one pair of cablelike tentacles.

    Lost And Found

  • From within the thick mat of dirty yellow-green quills four cablelike tentacles emerged, two from each side of the barrel-like torso, below the equally long eyestalks.

    Lost And Found

  • Both thickened into cablelike " or serpentlike " tentacles.


  • Three cablelike tentacles writhed in a complex gesture of accentuation.


  • Both Lepidodendron and Sigillaria were anchored by means of great cablelike underground stems, which ran to long distances through the marshy ground.

    The Elements of Geology

  • More keen and capable to penetrate were those thready little fibres than the irresistible water-seeking tap-root of the cottonwood or the mesquite of the plains; more powerful to clasp and to hold than the cablelike roots of the rock-embracing cedar.

    Southern Lights and Shadows

  • AT&T announced Tuesday it is rolling out a series of free upgrades for customers of its cablelike TV service - U-verse - that runs over the company's Internet lines.


  • " Reaching out and forward, the huge yet philosophically inclined Tuuqalian scooped the dog up in his left pair of cablelike tentacles.

    Lost And Found

  • Total Home DVR "as part of the phone company's cablelike TV service.

    U.S. News


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