Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, of a serpent, coiled up, with the head projecting from the folds; bowed-embowed.

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Examples

  • The mouth, with its delicate rose-coloured ellipse; the nose, with smooth straight outline, and small recurvant nostril; the arching brows of jet; the long fringes upon the eyelids; all were vividly before me, and all unlike the features of Eugenie Besancon.

    The Quadroon Adventures in the Far West

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