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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of recurve.
- adj. curved or bent, either in two different directions, or back on itself
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Curved in an opposite or uncommon direction; bent back
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, curved back or downward: as, a recurved leaf, petal, etc.
- In zoology, bent upward: the opposite of decurved: as, the recurved beak of the avoset.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. curved backward or inward
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I have seen beautiful Bear and Ben Pearson 55-60lb recurved bows that go for about $30-$100.
I do tend to prefer a "traditional" crossbow, with a rolling nut release and a recurved bow (I just don't like compounds, not that I would ever protest somebody using a compound crossbow).
Long ago, my brother and I were practicing with 65# recurved bows and cedar hunting arrows.
And when at last the Oguz tribes of the Turks stormed westward, wielding their recurved bows and their sharpyatagansfrom the backs of quick little horses, seizing or destroying all before them, the simurgh also followed.
Your lily are gorgeous, lust love those recurved petals!
Frances, ~they are ruffled, diamond dusted, recurved, doubled lovelies that will certainly be missed.
Babirusas (literally "pig-deer" in Bahasa-Indonesian) are pig-like animals characterized by the male's long recurved tusks that penetrate the upper lip.
Remembering the loss of USS Tang in World War II -- Tang had been sunk by her own torpedo, which recurved off its intended course -- the Mark 37 was designed to deactivate and go inert if it turned 180 degrees.
He quickly bent his recurved bow and brought a number of the monsters down.
** Ziphodonty describes a tooth type where the teeth are recurved and laterally compressed.