from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Somewhat like an ellipse.
  • n. Same as elliptois.


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  • Some elements of the implicit standards of female beauty may seem alien to Western eyes: long, flat elliptoid faces painted white, with tiny eyes and mouths; two-dimensional bodies swathed in loose, flowing kimonos; "unnatural" poses and attitudes, assumed by invisible bodies as pliable as wire.

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  • The field can be shaped into a variety of forms, ranging from spherical and hemispherical to conical, planar, curved planar or elliptoid.

    The Starfleet Survival Guide


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