from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the shape of an urn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the shape of an urn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a concave shape like an urn
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Clutching it to her, she ran straight for the burnurn, hurling herself among its foliage and shinning to the top of it without pause, before it could turn its urn-shaped lenses up to focus on her.
Most of the houses have both flat and sloping roofs, the latter covered with concave red tiles, cemented together with white, thus giving them a strange freckled appearance; while in many cases the dust and dew have produced a little soil, upon which a spontaneous growth of shrubbery has sprung up; the flat roofs have usually a collection of little urn-shaped turrets round the battlement, between which are stretched clothes-lines.
Occasionally from the middle of the outer surface of the urn-shaped thalamus proceeds a perfect leaf, which could hardly be produced from the united sepals or calyx-tube; a similar occurrence in a pear is figured in Keith's 'Physiological Botany,' plate ix, fig. 12.
They are urn-shaped, with five ribs running the whole length of the corolla, and their color is bright crimson with deeper colored
_ _Polysiphonia_ (Fig. 29, _F_), contained in urn-shaped receptacles, or they may be buried within the tissues of the plant.
[364-17] A storied urn is an urn-shaped monument on which are inscribed the virtues of the dead.
The form of the reddish flowers is thus somewhat urn-shaped with five radiating points.
Jersey antique shop, a rare Empire bronze vase, urn-shaped, a specimen of the very finest kind of this metal engraving.
The urn-shaped knife-boxes were extremely graceful as made by Adam, Chippendale and Heppelwhite.
It is Molly, clad in white, from head to heel, with a lace scarf twisted round her head and shoulders, and with one bare arm uplifted, while with the other she holds an urn-shaped vase beneath her face, from which a pale-blue flame arises.