hatchet-shaped love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the shape of a hatchet; dolabriform.


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  • This one had a narrow, hatchet-shaped face and wild, bushy eyebrows.


  • Jared's face was oblong, rather than hatchet-shaped, with a cheerful snub nose that effectively ruined the dignified air conferred at a distance by his excellent tailoring and upright carriage.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • His hatchet-shaped face had gone quiet, as if he'd found something significant to think about.


  • From Mamillaria, however, it differs in the form of its tubercles, which are hatchet-shaped, and cleft at the apex, where each division is clothed with small, horny, overlapping scales, not unlike the back of a woodlouse -- hence the specific name.

    Cactus Culture for Amateurs Being Descriptions of the Various Cactuses Grown in This Country, With Full and Practical Instructions for Their Successful Cultivation

  • Dolabriform: hatchet-shaped: compressed, with a prominent dilated keel and cylindrical base.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • We walked under it to see the curious hatchet-shaped figure sculptured on one of the upper stones.

    Brittany & Its Byways

  • It was opened in 1863, and found to contain a sepulchral chamber or dolmen, outside of which lay a granite stone above three feet long, inscribed with various figures, and, in the middle, a cartouche, with hatchet-shaped characters.

    Brittany & Its Byways

  • In appearance he was lean, old, and ugly, with hatchet-shaped face and cunning, malevolent eyes; and when he pressed his hateful attentions on the fair Guta she turned from him in disgust.

    Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine

  • "It's the truth as sure as you speak it, Mr. Doolittle," said a wiry, knocked-kneed farmer, with a hatchet-shaped face, who had sidled up to the group.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • To her surprise, however, her companion's dark, sensitive, hatchet-shaped face became irradiated with satisfaction.

    The Lodger


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