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  • adj. Resembling a needle in shape

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  • adj. ending in a sharp point


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needle +‎ -like


  • He jerked one out the water and one of the needlelike spines on its dorsal fin penetrated the pupil of his right eye.


  • Her grin widened, displaying rows of needlelike teeth.

    My Fair Succubi

  • Inside were two needlelike electrodes, one at each end of the tube, positioned so that their sharp tips pointed at the exact center of the cylinder.

    The Omega Theory

  • He looked closer at one of the glass tubes and saw a pair of needlelike electrodes inside.

    The Omega Theory

  • One group poked needlelike nozzles deep into the ground and pumped in water.

    Russia Tussles Over How to Halt Fires

  • It would only be a moment before it sharpened its needlelike claws and took hold.

    Falling In

  • As he shivered under the needlelike impact of the freezing spray against his skin, he forced himself to deal with the fact that he would have to admit to Greg that he had once told Renée Carter he was sure Greg was involved in an insider trading fraud.

    The Shadow of Your Smile

  • Banded mongooses are champion chompers, with needlelike teeth for eating insects, lizards, and small rodents, which are excavated with sharp claws.


  • The long red, needlelike thorn landed neatly on my tights.

    Bleeding Violet

  • In response, each gaped its stubby bill to receive her needlelike beak down its tender throat like a sword swallower.



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