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  • n. Plural form of oval.


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  • The instructions direct voters to fill in ovals "above or next to" the names of candidates.

    Election Board Fires Its Chief

  • What I would prefer instead is a touchscreen machine that prints out an entire optically scannable ballot, with cleanly filled-in ovals (or the equivalent).

    Sound Politics: Diebold touchscreen voting machines? None for me, thanks.

  • Asparagus Salad With Pistachios and Parmasan adapted from Judy Rodgers asparagus middles, saved from above, and sliced at an angle into very thin ovals mache or baby greens pistachios, lightly toasted salt pepper parmesan curls, shaved off with veg peeler very nice olive oil white wine vinegar

    The Asparagus Follies: Two Ways To Gild the Lily

  • Think of shapes such as ovals, circles and short cylinders.

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  • There are also certain "ovals," never very large, yet distinct, which do not detract from the estimated value of an escutcheon; notably those occurring on the lobes of the udder just above the hind teats.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 275, April 9, 1881

  • It's a lot of abstract shapes, with some flags (which are very square) and very simple fish (made with ovals and triangles).

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The deployment of generous ovals and a bowl of salad even hints at Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" — which Mr. Caulfield parodied, by imagining the five nudes seen from the back, in a late print included in the collection.

    Channeling American Abstraction

  • If you do not have a stencil with ovals and squares and circles, you probably have things in your house you can use: the bottom of a glass or cup, a salt shaker, a spice jar, or, remember all those "windows" that are on boxes of spaghetti, or in some other box, such as a box of soap?

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The one time I visited a high-end yoga studio I was shocked to find all the mats were large cushy ovals.

    Charlotte Hilton Andersen: Yoga Mats as Status Symbols: What Does Yours Say About You?

  • He opened a dusty desk drawer and discovered a rectangular plastic box that contained twenty ovals filled with some sort of hardened goo in twenty vibrant colors.

    Watercolored Different


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