Definitions

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  • adj. having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)

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Examples

  • He translated bshot as “in the lash-like appendage” because it serves his hunch that the secret alien obelisks are located in a rift of land that juts into the Dead Sea.

    Torah without science

  • The lancer shakes his head, managing to hold his blade against the lash-like tongue.

    The Magi'i Of Cyador

  • The ocotilla or candlewood with long, lash-like stalks springing from a common centre -- that cactus, which, when dried, needs only a lighted match to set it afire -- flourishes in the rocky ledges.

    Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

  • Twice the thing at the window coughed; there was an incessant, lash-like cracking, then some shouted words which I was unable to make out; and finally the staccato report of a pistol.

    The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu

  • Twice the thing at the window coughed; there was an incessant, lash-like cracking, then some shouted words which I was unable to make out; and finally the sharp report of a pistol.

    The Devil Doctor

  • Returning to the middle of the road, Mr. Saunders amused himself as they walked along with stripping off all the leaves and little twigs from his sapling, leaving it when done a very good imitation of an ox-whip in size and length, with a fine lash-like point.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • The units of the recesses each consist of a living particle, whose free extremity is raised into a kind of collar, from which projects a lash-like filament known as a flagellum.

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky

  • Returning to the middle of the road, Mr. Saunders amused himself, as they walked along, with stripping off all the leaves and little twigs from his sapling, leaving it, when done, a very good imitation of an ox-whip in size and length, with a fine lash-like point.

    The Wide, Wide World

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