from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a full blunt snout, as a female salmon before spawning; not hook-billed.


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  • With a round-nosed pliers, cutter pliers, flux, a small head hammer, and a small anvil, anything in the catalogue can be made.

    The New World Mexican Women of Tecalpulco, Mexico

  • Yet to see him, one would have no idea of his adventurous spirit: he was neither tall nor short but decidedly round; he was chubby-cheeked, curly-haired, and round-nosed, with bulging eyes and an oversized head.

    Excerpt: Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski

  • “Generally beginners want a longboard,” Annika replied gently, steering the girls toward a row of long, round-nosed boards.

    Beacon Street Girls: Ready! Set! Hawaii!

  • From the shadows behind the lantern bearers emerged a figure holding a large bow nocked with a white, round-nosed arrow.

    The Veiled Dragon

  • The bullet was short for its caliber, made of steel, and round-nosed—not a very accurate projectile for use in an unrifled firearm, because it would have a tendency to tumble in flight at any range beyond a few dozen meters.

    The Abode of Life

  • In the screen, he had seen a fat round-nosed thing come up from the Victrix, curving far out ahead of the passing

    Space Viking

  • With a proper proportion of diameter and pitch of rivet, all that is required is the use of a light "fuller tool" or the round-nosed tool used in what is known to the trade as the "Connery system."

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891

  • Fig. 20 that the effect of a round-nosed tool is to divide the plate calked, and as the part divided is well driven toward the rivets, a bearing is formed at _a_, from one-half to three-fourths of an inch, which increases the strength of joint, and will in no way cut or injure the surface of the under plate.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891

  • The different shaped dummies are also here shown: F a round-nosed dummy, G a double bent dummy, H a single bent, I straight, J hand-dummy, ABN a long bent dummy shown at Fig. 38.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882

  • If he is told that the chisel or bit for a lathe has a diamond point, or is round-nosed, and must be ground at a certain angle, he naturally wants to know, as all boys do, _why_ it should be at that angle.

    Practical Mechanics for Boys


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