from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a shield, or suggesting a shield in figure; scutate; peltate; thyroid.

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  • adj. (of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example)


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  • Its shield-shaped thorax was pitted like tooled leather and its elytra wing cases were closed over powerful wings.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • A shield-shaped badge identified her as BROOKSTON.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Shock Treatment

  • She pointed to the fantastical shield-shaped inset in the lower right corner.

    Aching for Always

  • And he clearly craves a return to the days of Billy Bunter, with Latin parsing, blazers, ties, prefects and, no doubt, shield-shaped lunch monitor badges.

    David Cameron welcomes Ed Miliband back with a baby gift and an insult

  • Then she noticed a small shield-shaped mirror lying nearby that had also slid out.


  • Zuma Press An illustration in Shanghai shows the penguin mascot of Tencent Holdings ' QQ service fighting with shield-shaped symbol of Qihoo ' s 360 antivirus software.

    Tencent Should Tread More Lightly

  • Inside the tent, people held gift bags full of commemorative souvenirs: a deck of plastic-coated playing cards with the I-69 highway sign on the back, courtesy of the Gold Strike Casino, which had printed the slogan ROAD TO GOLD on the packaging; a round paperweight fashioned from a sample of core pavement; an I-69 shield-shaped hand fan.

    Interstate 69

  • The area of land that drains into South Slough is roughly shield-shaped and approximately twice as long as the Slough itself.

    South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Oregon

  • Welburn's crew is getting raves for its latest creation, the finely tailored Buick Velite convertible with its gleaming, shield-shaped grille.

    Trailblazer By Design

  • Mr Sherlock, a self employed archaeologist who spends most of the year out on development jobs, highlighted an impressive shield-shaped brooch found in this grave as his personal favourite.

    Treasure Trove in Teeside!


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