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  • adj. shaped in the form of the letter S


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  • They take a single layer of lace, and run an s-shaped line of stitching down it to gather it in.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Thanks for the tip about that s-shaped gathering line, Tamar.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • It's like steering a ship or a large boat. .if you don't understand the lags, you will make an interesting s-shaped pattern in the water ...

    Presidents and Jobs, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • We could just as easily be on a logistics trajectory (s-shaped curve) as a parabolic one (j-shaped curve).

    A Month of Writers, Day Fourteen: Catherynne M. Valente « Whatever

  • And, could fuel for my pretzel obsession not get any stronger, there is apparently a place called the Columbia City Bakery in Seattle whose charming s-shaped pretzel slits might alone be enough reason to visit.

    miniature soft pretzels | smitten kitchen

  • Andre- plumbing places sell a weird s-shaped piece of pipe that raises the height of a showerhead by 12-15 inches.

    shower time! - Anil Dash

  • For making the sleeve joint both ends of the cable must overlap each other for approx. 50 cm and run towards the sleeve¬ís end as an s-shaped load reducing curve.

    3. Laying of underground cables

  • About two miles from the turn into that town which I have mentioned I crossed a bridge, and beyond this bridge the trail sloped sharply up in an s-shaped curve to a level about twenty or twenty-five feet higher than that of the road along which I had been driving.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • The road from the south slopes down to this bridge in a rather sudden, s-shaped curve, as perhaps the reader remembers.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • I concluded that the horses had bolted straight ahead, thus missing an s-shaped curve to the right.

    Over Prairie Trails


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