• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Incurvity A state of being bent or curved; incurvation; a bending inwards.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incurvity The state of being bent or crooked; crookedness; a bending inward.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Incurvity the state of being bent inward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From L. incurvus, bent. See Incurvate


In literature:

They were white, some incurved and holy, others expanded in an ecstasy.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
The hound, heartbroken, astonished, with flapping ears and incurved tail, uttered a piercing yelp of pain and surprise.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
His shoulders were bowed, the incurve of his thin stomach following the line of his back.
"The Underdog" by F. Hopkinson Smith
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 after part of a ship's bow, before the chess-tree, or that where the planks begin to be incurvated as they approach the stem.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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 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

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