Definitions

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  • adj. shaped in the form of a paddle

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Manatees — those giant aquatic mammals with the flat, paddle-shaped tails — are swimming out of the chilly Gulf of Mexico waters and into warmer springs and power plant discharge canals.

    Manatees paddle to warm water to escape Florida chill

  • Manatees – those giant aquatic mammals with the flat, paddle-shaped tails – are swimming out of the chilly Gulf of Mexico waters and into warmer springs and power plant discharge canals.

    Manatees Flock To Power Plants To Escape Cold Water

  • Pale, shimmering and more elegant than its name would imply, the palm-size creature swims upright, navigating by moving two body-length rows of thin, paddle-shaped protrusions.

    Scientists unveil the squidworm, a newly discovered species

  • It was a carved piece of wood, vaguely paddle-shaped.

    Sabotaged

  • Then Verlin tucked the flat paddle-shaped not-a-lute beneath his chin and began to play.

    Tran Siberian

  • Riken's Ri-Man, for example, has soft silicone skin, a wheeled base and two paddle-shaped arms strong enough to lift a child from a bed (the company is currently practicing the technology on dolls); its vision, hearing, smelling and touching sensors allow it to locate voices and respond to spoken commands.

    Why Should We Be Friends?

  • You can see them in this image, although it really doesn't do them justice—they're thin, membranous folds that make the tail paddle-shaped.

    The Panda's Thumb: August 2006 Archives

  • The paper was fixed to a paddle-shaped wooden board and protected by a sheet of transparent antler horn.

    Mark Twain

  • I was crouched down, trying to take a picture of some pretty frost etched leaves and was scooching back a bit to get a better shot when I literally stumbled over it, this flat, paddle-shaped bleached object.

    weeme Diary Entry

  • The publisher of Bride's magazine, Deborah Fine, gave out small, paddle-shaped, battery-operated, Bride's - embossed objects to the magazine's staff over the holidays.

    Sex Columnist Amy Sohn Kisses the Post Goodbye

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