curved shape

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n curved shape the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
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Usage

In literature:

When the shore alternately recedes and projects gradually, so as to trend towards a curve shape.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The mirror is usually circular in shape and about one-quarter-inch curve to a six-inch diameter.
"Second Sight" by Sepharial
Shape one end of the 1x3-1/8-inch piece of sandpaper as curve G-I-H, and glue it to the wood.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
In many places the river runs under a cliff, in great curves, forming amphitheatres, half-dome shaped.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
This will clean the brushes and shape the contact surfaces to fit the curve of the commutator.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Then he saw the shape of a helmet rise around the curve of the ship.
"Satellite System" by Horace Brown Fyfe
Another form of barometer often seen is a tube, the lower and open end of which forms a U-shaped curve.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
White and glimmering that valley was, and very still, and very beautiful, the ice shaped gracefully into curving domes and hollows.
"Black Amazon of Mars" by Leigh Brackett
The form of the tail is widely forked, its outline having a double curve, somewhat lyre-shaped.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
Her lips were sweetly curved and her nose delicately shaped.
"The Lost Door" by Dorothy Quick
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In poetry:

Losing too is still ours; and even forgetting
still has a shape in the kingdom of transformation.
When something's let go of, it circles; and though we are
rarely the center
of the circle, it draws around us its unbroken, marvelous
curve.
"For Hans Carossa" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

This glass light's natural curved shape gives a soft, ambient light.
After several shows at Gallery Sonja Roesch, he's known for his curved canvases — monochrome shapes that bend, twist and seemingly ripple ever so slightly.
The new Super Carv is the next incarnation of Iconn's popular shaped skis (the Power Carv and Power Curv) and offers the added performance you may be looking for from a non-comp model.
The curved porch mimics the shape of the shoreline, and because the curve is a contrast to the gabled form on the home and garage, it makes the house feel less imposing.
Women of a Certain Shape Take Up the Cause for Clothes That Take Curves Into Account.
The ergonomically shaped handle and the steady curve of the back of the grip that merges into the spine of the blade with a smoothness only interrupted by the.
Leaning against a flat wall to perform the move helps you hold and maintain a C-curve shape to your spine.
When the composite well-being score for each ape was plotted according to his or her age , the result was the same distinctive U-shaped curve seen universally in humans.
I was fascinated by the art – the way the curved blocks of blue accented the shape of Veronica's dark hair, the way Archie's smile was on the side of his face, and the shapes of the girls' lips.
The Curve's roster won't start taking shape until later this week.
Appam are bowl-shaped rice pancakes cooked on one side only in a curved iron pan.
Use a garden hose to plan a curve or an irregular shape.
DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark on Thursday launched the Poise Hourglass Shape pads, a premium line extension, offering a curved shape that improves fit.
With summer merely weeks away, a new Curves location is aiming to help women shape up.
Round tube, straight barrier wall, S-curve, C-shape.
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In science:

The general shape of the polarization curve is also well established.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
The light-curve shapes fall into two categories.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
Again the corresponding curves plotted in figure 4 show that the deviations that exist within one sequence type is small as compared to the deviations in the shape and position of the curve between sequence types.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
With this in mind, we notice that the shapes of the E (T ) curves in figure 6 are qualitatively similar to those found by SCF calculations (figure 1).
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
Although much less clear, this shape of the curve is consistent with the MC data.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
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