• WordNet 3.6
    • n gibbousness something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge","the hump of a camel","he stood on the rocky prominence","the occipital protuberance was well developed","the bony excrescence between its horns"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gibbousness The state of being gibbous; protuberance; a prominence; convexity.
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In literature:

But the student-lamp on the table had burned out, and the light of the gibbous moon was creeping in through the open windows.
"The Ruling Passion" by Henry van Dyke
Tell those hounds of hell that bay at the gibbous moon the world will have to burn.
"The Trail of the White Mule" by B. M. Bower
Now he softly opened the sash, and the radiance of a gibbous moon riding in the opposite sky flooded the apartment.
"A Laodicean" by Thomas Hardy
The moon overhead was gibbous, and there were no clouds in the sky.
"In the Pecos Country" by Edward Sylvester Ellis (AKA Lieutenant R.H. Jayne)
Cells ovoid, gibbous, much contracted towards the mouth.
"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 camel is gibbous.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The moon was gibbous, and only a few white, feathery clouds now and then drifted across its face.
"Through Forest and Fire" by Edward Ellis
In and near quadrature Mars is perceptibly gibbous.
"Half-hours with the Telescope" by Richard A. Proctor
The mesodenum was gibbous.
"Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels" by Stephen Leacock
Abdomen elongate-subfusiform, longer and much more slender than the thorax; first segment gibbous above.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
Over the eastern mountains, craggy, wild, barren or pine-clad, the gibbous moon swung higher and higher.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
Saccate: gibbous or inflated toward one end.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Two of them are `gibbous,' that is, with a knob or protuberance upon the upper part of the bill.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
If she were white, she might pass for a Caucasian, but for that gibbous under-lip.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
The broadly gibbous p. and s. dark umber; g. deep violet.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
A belt of forest illumined by a gibbous moon met my eyes; nothing else.
"Lost Man's Lane" by Anna Katharine Green
The lovers had little to say to each other, as the canoe slipped back down the whispering river under that gibbous moon.
"Why Joan?" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
A gibbous moon brightened the sky and silvered the slopes about me.
"A Maid of the Kentucky Hills" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
Yes, a gibbous moon, rolling lopsidedly among the cloud-rack over a corrugated-iron sea.
"The Messenger" by Elizabeth Robins
Ovary ovoid, soon gibbous, pointed, stigma 2-lobed.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray

In poetry:

Mine are the night and morning,
The pits of air, the gull of space,
The sportive sun, the gibbous moon,
The innumerable days.
"Song Of Nature" by Henry David Thoreau
Mine are the night and morning,
The pits of air, the gulf of space,
The sportive sun, the gibbous moon,
The innumerable days.
"Song of Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
So gaunt against the gibbous moon,
Piercing the silence velvet-piled,
A lone wolf howls his ancient rune —
The fell arch-spirit of the Wild.
"The Land God Forgot" by Robert W Service
A bat, against the gibbous moon,
Danced, implike, with its lone delight;
The glowworm scrawled a golden rune
Upon the dark; and, emerald-strewn,
The firefly hung with lamps the night.
"Garden Gossip" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

As seen from around the world, the waxing gibbous moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull tonight.
Gibbous Moon, from a NASA animation.
The gibbous shadows that could be seen on the horizon were those of oxen pulling plows.
99% Waxing Gibbous Moon Click to enlarge.
About two hours after sunset on February 18, look for the waning gibbous moon and the constellation Leo the Lion shining side by side over the eastern horizon.
The 2011 Lyrid meteor shower is now picking up steam in the light of the waning gibbous moon.
DYBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA — This once-in-a-lifetime shot of a passing jetliner, silhouetted against a waxing gibbous moon, was captured by Dave Soete on April 4 when he just happened to be out taking photographs of the moon.
The waxing gibbous moon shines close to the Pleiades star cluster tonight.
Tonight, the waxing gibbous moon shines close to Regulus , the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.
Can you find the star that is shining close to the big and bright waxing gibbous moon tonight.
Here is the waning gibbous moon near the star Antares in the southeast sky shortly after midnight on April 3.
The waxing gibbous moon glides past the star Spica in the constellation Virgo this evening.
THE MOON is gibbous waning tonight and wanes to last quarter by Saturday.
A waning gibbous moon brightens much of our nights this week, reaching last-quarter Wednesday, December 6th.

In science:

Toward the observer the reflecting face of the near jet hemisphere will be crescent-shaped and that of the far jet hemisphere will be gibbous.
A Simple Bipolar Jet Model for the Polarization of Core-Collapse Supernovae