incurvate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj incurvate bent into or having an inward curve
    • v incurvate cause to curve inward "gravity incurvates the rays"
    • v incurvate bend inwards "The body incurvates a little at the back"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Incurvate Curved; bent; crooked.
    • v. t Incurvate To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incurvate To turn from a right line or straight course; curve; crook.
    • incurvate Curved inward or upward.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Incurvate to turn from a straight course
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incurvatus, p. p. of incurvare, to crook; pref. in-, in + curvus, bent. See Curve, and cf. Incurve

Usage

In literature:

They were white, some incurved and holy, others expanded in an ecstasy.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
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
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
Petals 5, oblong or obovate, incurved, deciduous.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Abdomen of the male with the last joint pointed, and a slender incurved hook beneath; the valves large, attenuated and hooked.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume I" by William Swainson
The first ball Ogden delivered was an incurve.
"The Rival Pitchers" by Lester Chadwick
Nails short, small, slightly incurved, pointed, and light coloured.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
The blade ranges in shape from near straight to deeply incurvate but is usually slightly incurvate.
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron
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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