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  • adj. Alternative spelling of headlike.


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  • One of them, a kind of crane, had huge jaws on a head-like end of its jib which, through the skill of its operator, bit off chunks of wall and ground them into rubble.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • At stage 11, the embryo looks nothing like the animal it will become; it has a head-like thing at one end (the top in the picture on the right), a weird hole at the bottom (Hensen's node), and some blocky structures called somites in between.

    The Panda's Thumb: August 2010 Archives

  • Then there is an entirely different category of things that leave you scratching your head-like the news that Rackable Systems is paying just $25 million for once-mighty Silicon Graphics, which is filing for Chapter 11 protection for a second time.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: April 2009 Archives

  • The H_2O molecule appears as a “Mickey Mouse” head-like structure, where the hydrogens form the “ears.”

    Quantum Hyperion

  • She WILL be reaching for a huge sea serpent with a kind of natural lumination light on his head-like deep sea fish.

    A Study of Sarah...

  • His legs, though bowed, were human in appearance, his arms were wrapped unmoving behind his ears, while from his chest a hairy, head-like growth seemed to emerge.


  • Grotesque, bulging seaweeds stirred him to laughter, and after untangling one -- a head-like growth that seemed to grin sociably at him from a tail twenty feet long, he tied the thin end about his waist.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • In it the central head-like pattern does not appear and the legs and feet of one figure help to form the head of the other.

    The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao The R. F. Cummings Philippine Expedition

  • The anterior portion is very much reduced and is somewhat head-like or cap-like.

    Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission 21:415-468, 1901

  • A multitude of children concealed themselves craftily, like a covey of quail, and focussed their bright, head-like eyes on the newcomers.

    The Silent Places


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