from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Somewhat spherical in shape.
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- adj. hemispherical, having the shape of a hemisphere
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Capillary forces pull the fluid from its reservoir to form a semispherical droplet hanging from its rim, like a drop of water on a faucet.
In the centre there was a big black stone, of semispherical shape like a tabourine; flames were burning upon it; an ebony cone, bearing a head and two arms, rose behind.
A golden chalice, encrusted with gems, tapered into a griffin's foot, clutching a silver semispherical base.
The roofs of the three apsidal chapels are semispherical.
The acorns, the largest among the oaks, are semispherical with the cups extremely shallow.
The thatched semispherical huts of palm tree leaves and tamarisk were also interesting, as was the windmill, identical with those already seen in Sistan.
Pope, a spacious round chamber with semispherical ceiling, on which are painted the heavens with symbolical figures of the constellations; one of the latter, the lion, having two stars for eyes -- stars which a system of lighting causes to sparkle during the night.
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