Definitions

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  • adjective shaped like a lyre

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Examples

  • Ms. Grubb likes Ficus lyrata—the darling of interior decorators—known as the fiddle-leaf fig with its "broad lyre-shaped foliage."

    Enter Stage Left: The Giant Indoor Tree

  • The panels were decorated with wall-paper — Oriental scenes in sepia tint — and for all furniture, half-a-dozen chairs with lyre-shaped backs and blue leather cushions were ranged round the room.

    Two Poets

  • The panels were decorated with wall-paper — Oriental scenes in sepia tint — and for all furniture, half-a-dozen chairs with lyre-shaped backs and blue leather cushions were ranged round the room.

    Two Poets

  • Its general color is dark gray, but the thorax is marked with a silvery-white lyre-shaped pattern; the abdomen is banded with silvery-white stripes and the six-jointed legs are striped alternately with black and pure white.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • Its general color is dark gray, but the thorax is marked with a silvery-white lyre-shaped pattern; the abdomen is banded with silvery-white stripes and the six-jointed legs are striped alternately with black and pure white.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • The street-cars, which in Valladolid are poetically propelled through lyre-shaped trolleys instead of our prosaic broomstick appliances, groaned unheeded if not unheard under our windows through the night, and we woke to find the sun on duty in our glazed balcony and the promenade below already astir with life: not the exuberant young life of the night before, but still sufficiently awake to be recognizable as life.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Along the walls stood chairs with lyre-shaped backs, bought by the late General Kirsanov in Poland during a campaign; in one corner was a little bedstead under a muslin canopy alongside a chest with iron clamps and a curved lid.

    Fathers and Sons

  • His horns were lyre-shaped and polished between his pricked, trumpet-shaped ears.

    Warlock

  • Some of the trees curved their twin trunks upward, lyre-shaped, until they broke into shoots lined with feathery foliage.

    Starfarers

  • But what made them unique was that as they charged they wore riveted to the back of their armor a curious lyre-shaped metal-and-leather construction, which seemed to come out of their backs and to rise two or three feet higher than their heads.

    Poland

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