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  • adj. Resembling a spur.


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spur +‎ -like


  • They pull their heads into their shells to reveal a spurlike extension that grows on the lower shell, just under the chin.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • Tanis climbed the spurlike stairs alone, leaving Soth standing at the bottom, his orange eyes burning in their hollow sockets.

    Dragons of Spring Dawning

  • Then we angled up the side of a hill to emerge into the comparatively open country atop what we Westerners would call a "hog's back" -- a long narrow spurlike ridge mounting slowly to the general elevation of the main hills.

    African Camp Fires

  • And when the lopper had finished his task, he left at the top of the straight slender shaft of the tree the rope collar which he had brought up with him, and afterwards descends again with spurlike prods along the discrowned trunk, which the woodcutters thereupon attacked at the base, striking it with great blows which resounded through all the rest of the wood.

    The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8) Une Vie and Other Stories


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