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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of shoulder.
- adj. Having or pertaining to shoulders.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having shoulders; -- used in composition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having shoulders, of this or that character: as, broad -shouldered, round-shouldered, red-shouldered.
- In horticulture, said of grape-clusters that have a shoulder or are broadest at the base.
- Broad and high in the umbo-lateral regions: used in the characterization of the Brachiopoda.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having shoulders or shoulders as specified; usually used as a combining form
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And Mr. Junkin shouldered the blame, his otherwise sterling 19-year career marred by that one play.
Polly, a principle that can't bear being laughed at, frowned on, and cold-shouldered, is n't worthy of the name.
The opening is of the form sometimes called the shouldered arch, a square lintel (which, curiously enough, is not one stone) resting on corbels; and the semicircular arch over this is of four orders, the uppermost of which projects considerably from the wall.
It's like extolling the noble sacrifice of Nicaragua's Samoza when he and 3,000 of his friends took in 90% of the country's wealth and earnings and munificently "shouldered" 60% of the taxes that the 4 million Nicaraguans had to caught up.
The treatment of the angles after the manner of the thirteenth century "shouldered" lintel in order to take off the harshness of the rectangular form and to give a better bearing for the lintels is noteworthy and should be compared with the more developed forms at St. John's Church.
'The Master of Ballantrae' shouldered 'The Queen's Regulations,' one would fancy with a swaggering hint of scorn; a battered copy of the
Tall of stature, broad "shouldered," an open contenance, and steady eye, he is just the man to draw forth from passers-by the interrogatory, Who is he?
Despite the challenges that prevail, our women have 'shouldered' the burdens with great resilience and dignity; and many of the successes that we claim toady, must be credited to our mothers, grandmothers, wives, aunts and sisters.
The embattled leader, in a five-minute speech on state television, said he had shouldered many responsibilities for Egypt but needed to hand over power to ensure the stability of the country.
Army wants to replace the standard rifle shouldered by hundreds of thousands of frontline troops around the world.