Incurve

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Incurve ĭn*kûv" To bend; to curve; to make crooked.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incurve To make crooked; bend; curve; specifically, to cause to curve or bend inward: as, the incurved antennæ of an insect.
    • incurve To curve or bend inward.
    • n incurve In base-ball, lawn-bowls, bowling, etc., a ball so pitched or rolled by a right-handed man as to curve to the right.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Incurve in-kurv′ to cause to curve inward
    • v.i Incurve to curve inward
    • adj Incurve curved inward or upward
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Incurvate

Usage

In literature:

They were white, some incurved and holy, others expanded in an ecstasy.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
The ultimate ramules are incurved.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
The ventral side is slightly incurved.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
When young the margin of the cap is incurved.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
The next was an incurve, but Brassy swung at it and missed again.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
An uneasiness in a horizontal posture attends it, but no disposition to incurvate the body forward.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
He made an incurved gesture of his free hand, as though joining two wires.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
When young the cap is convex and quite firm, with the margin minutely downy or adorned with mealy particles, and incurved.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The rim or lip is in many cases incurved, but as a rule it is turned outward.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
We have a number of bowls with incurved rims.
"Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley" by William H. Holmes
The flower is of pure white, with the firm, long and broad petals strongly incurved at the extremities.
"Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888" by Various
Cap depressed, slimy or glutinous, greenish-gray; margin incurved and somewhat downy.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
Gills sinuate behind; edge of pileus incurved when young; stem fibrous or fleshy.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
The acorns of the red oak are large, and set in shallow saucers, with incurving rims.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The first ball he pitched was an incurve, but it looked good to the batter, and he swung at it viciously.
"Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball" by J. W. Duffield
Nails short, small, slightly incurved, pointed, and light coloured.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
The body is of a very old-fashioned form, having several incurvations at the sides.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel
Then the "=T=" ends were incurved and joined together all round till the rim of the wheel was finished.
"Life in a Railway Factory" by Alfred Williams
Its body and huge hollow incurve was black, but its crest was glowing with reflected flame.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner" by Wilbur Lawton
The dilated incurved portion of each segmental duct soon becomes convoluted, and by the time the embryo is about 10 millims.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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In science:

As an acoustic instrument, it consists of a body with a long, rigid, fretted neck and a flat soundboard with incurved sides and a flat back to which the strings, normally six in number, are attached (see figure 2.2).
Music in Terms of Science
Steve then continued with a discussion of self force regularization incurve spacetime making use of the singular field.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008
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