from The Century Dictionary.
- Like a meniscus; crescent-shaped; concavo-convex.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Concavo-convex, like a meniscus.
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concavo-convex, like a meniscus
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She doesn't know what's in her, what worm or parasite causes her to suppurate like this, part of her pancreas, part of her bowel; there's that moment of hesitation, that meniscoid pause in the process of boiling up, before it swells over the lip of the toilet -
Had the earth a figure absolutely spherical, or less flattened than is consistent with the conditions of equilibrium, the ocean, by which so large a part of its surface is covered, would have arranged itself in a meniscoid zone around its equatorial regions; were the figure, on the other hand, one of greater oblateness, the waters would have been divided and accumulated at either pole, leaving the equatorial regions dry.