spatula-shaped love


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a narrow base


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  • They fish by sweeping their spatula-shaped bills from side to side in shallow water.

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  • The yellow powdery substance with which we are all familiar in ordinary flowers is here absent, the pollen being collected in two club-shaped or, more properly, spatula-shaped masses, linked in pairs at their slender prolonged tips, each of which terminates in a sticky disc-shaped appendage united in V-shape below.

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  • The spine projects back in a thick mass, and terminates in a spatula-shaped tail, naked and scale-form.

    Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • Other species lacked these structures and in their place, they had a pair of "anal oars" - thicker, harder, spatula-shaped versions of the caterpillar's normal hairs.

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  • It takes until May for these to develop fully, but the whorl of caper-coloured, spatula-shaped leaves is an exciting sign of spring.

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  • Sauropods couldn't chew, having no back teeth to grind with, so many species are thought to have used small peg or spatula-shaped teeth to rake and slice fern leaves.

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  • Needles come in all shapes and sizes too: tiny, near-invisible ones are used in microsurgery, blunt ones stitch delicate, easily-damaged tissue such as the liver, and specialist needles that are super-sharp and spatula-shaped have been developed to make eye operations easier to perform.

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  • Its common name, copper spoons, is very descriptive, as the top side of the spatula-shaped leaves are felted with fine cinnamon-colored hairs.

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  • The birds, with spatula-shaped bills, are shown here on a beach in Thailand, another locale for wintering birds that breed in Siberia.

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  • a hollow roll for keeping the upper and under threads separate, a spatula-shaped shuttle of engraved wood, and a roller on which the cloth is rolled as it is made.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan


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