from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Crateriform.

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  • adj. resembling the shape of a goblet


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  • The instruments that predominated were the acoustic guitar, which often dictated the level of harmonic accompaniment, together with the accordion and the darabukka (Arab goblet-shaped drum) and tambourine.

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  • As B'Elanna watched, a tongue of pale flame leaped from the structure's goblet-shaped top.

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  • Scrape the outside stalks, and cut off the green tops and the roots; lay it in cold water until near the time to serve, then change the water, in which let it stand three or four minutes; split the stalks in three, with a sharp knife, being careful not to break them, and serve in goblet-shaped salad glasses.

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  • He had drawn his chair close to the fire, and on a table near his elbow were arranged the open despatch-box, a tall crystal jug of Burgundy, with a goblet-shaped glass, on a salver, and a case of cigars.

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  • Sometimes known as lady tulip, the 3-inch goblet-shaped flowers are white or yellow, striped a rich pink on the outside and over time appear in great numbers.

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  • When they began the digital reconstruction process, the shape of some of the two-dimensional slices made the researchers suspect they might be dealing with the previously discovered Namacalathus, a goblet-shaped creature featuring a long body stalk topped with a hollow ball.

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  • He was an educated, well-spoken man, who had found a lifelong passion in drumming, and his favourite drum was the goblet-shaped instrument, the African djembe.

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  • The flowers are indeed reminiscent of goblet-shaped purple / black tulips, though much larger, averaging around six inches in diameter each.

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  • Look closely and you might recognize the endangered showy claret - cup cactus by its goblet-shaped scarlet flowers.


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