three-cornered love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having three corners; triangular.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having three corners, or angles.
  • adj. Having three prominent longitudinal angles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having three corners or angles: as, a three-cornered hat.
  • In botany, triquetrous.

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

  • adj. having three corners
  • adj. involving a group or set of three


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  • Dick palmed a three-cornered sail needle through a set of broken pack straps, his good nature in nowise disturbed by the feminine cataclysm which was threatening to burst in the storm-beaten tent.


  • The three-cornered needle jammed in the damp leather, and he suspended work for the moment.


  • Nilly hurriedly buttoned all the shiny buttons on the uniform, buckled the belt with the shiny saber that only just barely dragged on the ground, and grabbed the strange, three-cornered hat that was sitting on the seat of the chair.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • These things mean far more to mean than catchy campaign slogans or three-cornered hats ever could.

    Heather Taylor-Miesle: Tea Partiers: Be Careful What You Wish For

  • It was a “three-cornered struggle” with Russian revolutionaries against counterrevolutionaries and national minorities resisting both.20 And this shorthand leaves out a fourth corner, that of the Black Army led by the Ukrainian anarchist Nestor Makhno.21 This stew of hostilities is typical of civil wars.


  • And if you're trying to guess who comes out ahead in this three-cornered game of political chess—congressional Republicans, congressional Democrats or the president—it probably will be the president.

    Hope Fades for Much Good to Come From Deficit Fight

  • Then they sat down to a three-cornered game of 'cut-throat,' -- a proceeding which did away with all casus belli for future hostilities, and permitted the victor to depart on a most important mission.


  • Most iconic is the mouthless bauta , typically worn with a three-cornered hat and black cloak, which turns every wearer into an impersonator of Casanova.

    The Masked Charms of Venice's Carnival

  • Play No. 2 is a three-cornered love story with symbolically hallucinatory interludes in which Prior (Christian Borle) and Louis (Zachary Quinto), a gay couple, come unstuck when Prior develops full-blown AIDS and Louis, unable to accept his lover's physical decline, embarks on an affair with Joe.

    Seven Ways of Looking at 'Angels'

  • The Egyptian protesters of 2011 seem a lot more enlightened, and they look so much better without those three-cornered hats.

    Dave Astor: Trying to Thwart Change in the 13 Colonies and Egypt


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