spindle-shaped love


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  • adj. tapering at each end

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the shape of a spindle.
  • adj. Thickest in the middle, and tapering to both ends; fusiform; -- applied chiefly to roots.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Circular in cross-section and tapering from the middle to each end; fusiform; formed like a spindle.

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

  • adj. tapering at each end


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  • Her delicate, spindle-shaped body with its great radiating surfaces and ring of low-thrust ion engines would be torn to pieces by air resistance if she ever entered an atmosphere.


  • It was as wild a piece of architecture as the other, though more spindle-shaped than conical, more topple than top.

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • These spindle-shaped brain cells, called von Economo neurons—named for the man who first described them—are found only in human beings, great apes and a handful of other notably gregarious creatures.

    Smithsonian - Brain Cells for Socializing

  • Three days later, microscope examination of the brain slices revealed it to be dotted with the distinctive spindle-shaped cells.

    Smithsonian - Brain Cells for Socializing

  • And proper, spindle-shaped spindles for your favourite stickless whorl.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • It crawls along the long muscle fibers and then penetrates one of the long, spindle-shaped cells that make them up.

    Parasite Rex

  • At the same level treasures which of extreme importance were found having in mind the period - a golden jewel, consisting of 320 beads: small spherical (2 mm) taking turns with big barley-shaped beads (7 mm), 1, 5 m all, two golden spindle-shaped objects, with a solar decoration, a golden and a silver tile, tied together with a sliver knit, a silver ring and a bronze knife with a stone hone.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • He still wore his hair in long, wavy curls, and his mother would not have him give up embroidered collars, and little jackets fastened with frogs and spindle-shaped buttons; evidently she took a thoroughly feminine pleasure in the costume, a source of as much interest to the mother as to the child.

    La Grenadiere

  • The former, in the Dog, becomes long and spindle-shaped, while in


  • She had drilled the bridge staff in the meanings of the various shapes, and so Chaison had no difficulty in recognizing the other ships of the expeditionary force as spindle-shaped lozenges of lighter green.

    Sun of Suns


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