Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a needle in shape

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  • adjective ending in a sharp point

Etymologies

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needle +‎ -like

Examples

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

    SuperCooperators

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

    The Omega Theory

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

    The Omega Theory

  • Her grin widened, displaying rows of needlelike teeth.

    My Fair Succubi

  • 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

  • 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

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