from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the shape of a top

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a top; inversely conical.


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  • Its end was top-shaped, pointed like a dagger and with four razor-edged ribs on its sides.

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • He stepped outside to get a better look and saw a top-shaped craft with a row of dark squares and smaller openings across the midsection.

    Space Ships of the Visitors

  • Her garment was different too, a top-shaped, high-necked dress fitted with half a dozen big bulging pockets.


  • Fishes seemed to drift over the wave - wrinkled sand as though suspended in mid-air; while through six feet of clear water you could see rocks on which anemones lifted frail, coloured arms, and hermit crabs moved, dragging their top-shaped homes.

    My Family and Other Animals

  • Cotton yarn is prepared from the native plant by means of a very primitive spindle, which consists of a small rod of wood at the end of which is a top-shaped piece of the same material which serves to sustain the necessary rotation.

    The Manóbos of Mindanáo Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XXIII, First Memoir

  • +Cap+ bright orange or egg color, first convex, and then depressed, at length top-shaped and smooth.

    Among the Mushrooms A Guide For Beginners

  • Inside I could see a shimmering smoothness, round, higher than my head, a top-shaped object.

    Valley of the Croen

  • His top-shaped head hung a little to one side, the thin hair was parted precisely over his high forehead and brushed in little ripples.

    V. Book One: On Lovely Creek

  • The first step among them, and the whole colony was gone, with a rush of wings and feet that sent several of the top-shaped eggs rolling, and several of the young birds toppling over the cliff to the pounding waves and ledges far below.

    Good Stories for Holidays

  • In the morning we found a female clinging to a shelf, dotting it with little top-shaped eggs.

    Moths of the Limberlost


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