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  • adj. shaped in the form of a harp


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  • After seven years of work, which started with the rerouting of sewers and has included the construction of a spectacular harp-shaped bridge, barely half of a first line stretching 8.3 miles has been completed.

    In Jerusalem, Arabs and Jews Finally Agree ...

  • The wire-agency article went on to praise the East Pyongyang Grand Theater, where the performance will take place, as "an edifice of culture … Perfect are the harp-shaped walls of the seating hall, the stage and latest sound facilities."

    'A Big Adventure'

  • This centre is connected by harp-shaped compartments, filled with pipes, to the two great round towers, one on each side, and each of them containing three colossal pipes.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863

  • It is a small, harp-shaped instrument on legs, exceedingly coarse and clumsy in its construction, -- the case rough and unpolished, the legs like those of a kitchen table, with wooden castors such as were formerly used in the construction of cheap bedsteads of the "trundle" variety.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • Upon a harp-shaped box, eighteen to thirty-six feet long, fifty strings were stretched, which the player struck with a stick or a long-handled hammer.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • The dimensions of the blocks had been discovered, yet there was only one order of columns, with a second story of three windows, and supported by Inigo Jones 'harp-shaped buttresses; the only buttresses that Wren even wished to have visible.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Paul An Account of the Old and New Buildings with a Short Historical Sketch

  • A harp-shaped elm stood stripped against the pale-colored evening sky, with ragged last year's birds 'nests in its forks, and through the bare branches the evening star quivered in the misty air.

    Alexander's Bridge

  • These seals were of a species which they called "harps," because of the peculiar, harp-shaped markings on their back; and of the hair variety, for none of the valuable fur seals inhabits north Atlantic waters.

    Bobby of the Labrador

  • The movement tilted back her hat, and Odo caught her small fine profile, wide-browed as the head on some Sicilian coin, with a little harp-shaped ear bedded in dark ripples.

    The Valley of Decision

  • She helped decorate the table with sprigs of artificial shamrock and Irish flags, hunted up verses from various poets of Erin to write on the little harp-shaped place cards, and suggested a menu which typified the "wearin 'o' the green" in every dish, from the olive sandwiches to the creme de menthe.

    The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware


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