from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having four corners or angles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having four corners or angles.


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  • Bring forth the four-cornered wind and the weaving of love!

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • If you've never seen one of these films, the Predator is your everyday mean-looking space alien, with the build of a pro wrestler, fleshy dreadlocks and a four-cornered, four-fanged monstrosity of a mouth.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Predators

  • "The Tsitsis represents four-cornered garments, which ancient Jews wore" he explained, "in contrast to pagans who did not," My patient quickly added the Titsis was not considered mandatory to wear but rather a Mitzvoh and part of an affectionate tradition which many Jews like to honor.

    On Pesach Eve: The Muslim and Her Inner Jew

  • The enzyme that broke open the beta-lactam ring, the four-cornered arrangement of atoms at the center of the penicillin molecule, inactivated and destroyed the drug: if you added penicillin to a culture of penicillin-resistant staph and then performed a test to find it, you would not be able to detect the drug.


  • What all of these have in common is a four-cornered arrangement of atoms at the center of the drug molecule, called the beta-lactam ring.


  • Myriams hair was up in a bun, she wore a nose stud in the shape of a four-cornered star, and she had on a white Irish pub T-shirt and rubber slippers with roses painted on them.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • A tragic story about an impossibly brave man, whom history afforded no other means to display his courage—as is true of so many boxers—than in the four-cornered ring.

    Five Books of boxing

  • Across the wide bay, small houses stacked up along a curving spit of land, a four-cornered church tower capping the highest hill.

    In This Way I Was Saved

  • The four-cornered universe of the Maya, symbolized by the archetypal images of the sky and the sea, is the stage on which the drama of human existence unfolds.

    The Hero Cycle in Maya Myth & Culture

  • But the more I look at it, the more it grows on me - I especially like the way the front torso echoes Cap's original, four-cornered shield.

    A New Look for Captain America


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