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

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  • adj. resembling a reed in being upright and slender


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reed +‎ -like


  • You couldn't confuse one with the other - Mudgal was the rounder of the two, with a discernibly soft physicality, while Valli possessed a more athletic, reedlike appearance.

    'Samanvaya': Harmony in motion, sealed with a look

  • Its four main components are heaths, the Proteaceae, reedlike Restionaceae and geophytes (bulb-plants) including many Iridaceae.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • Among these four plant types, restioids, evergreen reedlike plants, are uniquely diagnostic of fynbos.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • But then something eerie happened: Essie began to sing, and the words, which even I could tell were silly, were transmuted into reedlike streams of unearthly sounds.

    What Happened to the Baby?

  • Despite his reedlike body, Pete had the heart to take it.


  • Sister Mary begins to sway her long reedlike body and clap her hands, sliding her fingers down across her palm to circle back up and slap and slide again.

    Sufficient Grace

  • Then a few vaporous smokestacks sprang up reedlike in the distance.

    Heaven Lake

  • From the river, half a kilometer off, hidden behind reedlike thickets, boomed the call of some animal, over and over.


  • While his mother looked the other way, her boyfriend, Larry Seimer, beat her son, stretched his thin, reedlike arms from ceiling pipes to the floor, and fed him cat food.

    Cruel Deception

  • By some miracle he had landed in the top of a densely foliated tree, the reedlike upper branches slowing his descent before bending to deposit him, one level at a time, onto similar growths below, until he was finally dumped, bruised but otherwise undamaged, into a puddle of soft mud.

    The False Mirror


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