Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a peg or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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peg +‎ -like

Examples

  • And then there were the bones-a bear's digit, with the great curved claw still attached; the complete vertebrae of a small snake, articulated and strung on a leather thong, so the whole string flexed in a lifelike manner; an assortment of teeth, ranging from a string of round, peglike things that Jamie said came from a seal, through the high-crowned, scythe-cusped teeth of deer, to something that looked suspiciously like a human molar.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • He put the donii back in front of the hearth, pushing the peglike legs into the ground so it would stand unsupported.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Ayla straightened the small female figure, whose feet were purposely only a suggestion, leaving the legs in a peglike shape that had been pushed into the ground to stand guard in front of the entrance, then followed Jondalar to the next lodge.

    The Plains of Passage

  • But some species lacked the sharp teeth of meat-eaters, sporting instead blunt, peglike teeth or toothless beaks.

    chicagotribune.com - News

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