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  • adj. having eight sides


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  • It was eight-sided, and so justly proportioned that its two stories made no show of height.


  • I don't know what you're doing Saturday night, but I'm going to be watching a 46-year-old man step into an eight-sided cage and fight a guy a decade and a half younger.

    Stuff I saw on the Internet today

  • Beyond the historical importance of the collection was the room itself—neo-gothic walnut cases with busts above the shelves under a pale-blue domed ceiling and in the center, an early-American eight-sided table heaving with ferns and more books on fantastic subjects like astronomy and geography.

    Bookish Good Looks

  • The solution - although late in coming -- was to build a huge, eight-sided wall around the city with a fortress on each corner bristling with cannons.

    Bob Schulman: The Treasures of Campeche

  • On a recent morning, workers were finishing the final touches on a sunlit foyer with a study off to the side, leading into a connected living room—including a piano owned by Hamilton—and a dramatic eight-sided dining room with full-length mirrors on all three doors to match the room's three windows, giving it the feel of an outdoor pavilion.

    Founding Father's New Home

  • Kvale wanted a commemorative half dollar, but since six issues were already authorized for 1925 he had to be content with a medal struck by the Philadelphia Mint with an eight-sided format assuring against confusion with coins.

    Unusual Items : 1925 Norse American Medal in Gold : Coin Collecting News

  • The dagger contained three large emeralds in its handle, with an eight-sided emerald at its top that concealed a small watch.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • A blue band wrapped the eight-sided interior between the upper and lower windows, providing a break between the atmosphere of the deceased below and heaven in the dome above.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • There was likely some debate over a seven - or eight-sided figure for the cabinet door.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • It consists of one long narrow panel (67.5 x 491 cm) with a total of eleven eight-sided blue medallions on a red ground scattered with white flowers.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany


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