saucer-shaped

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj saucer-shaped having a concave shape like a saucer
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Usage

In literature:

Often the removed material entirely fills small, saucer-shaped valleys or low places, in which case it cannot wash back.
"A Journey in Other Worlds" by John Jacob Astor
See that beauty, wide open and shaped like a saucer.
"Lord Dolphin" by Harriet A. Cheever
It is said to be of neat habit, 12 inches high, with erect, saucer-shaped, white blossoms 3 inches in diameter.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884" by Various
Fruit short, depressed, almost saucer-shaped, and bearing spines nearly 1 in.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
This species constructs its tiny saucer-shaped nursery entirely of its own saliva.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Nevertheless the mark offered would now, in comparison with our saucer-shaped target, be considered easy.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
The sun was ever brighter; the horizon ever wider, rimming the saucer-shaped earth.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
A convenience that any victim of the afternoon tea will appreciate is a tray or elongated saucer, oval in shape.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
They are all cup-or saucer-shaped; externally warted, scurvy or smooth; asci cylindrical, 8-spored.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The sounding lead is a long slug, something like a window-weight, at the bottom of which is a saucer-shaped hollow.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
It is loosely made and saucer shaped.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph [March 1897]" by Various
The orbit of his saucer-shaped ship flattened into a great spiral.
"Earth Alert!" by Kris Neville
There was a bewildering diversity, too, in the sizes and shapes of the cups and saucers, and an alarming variety in the matter of color.
"Dandelion Cottage" by Carroll Watson Rankin
In front was the saucer-shaped break in the ground which she had found offered such luxurious ease.
"Miss Arnott's Marriage" by Richard Marsh
First walked two musicians slowly tapping gongs shaped like saucers with large spoons.
"The Passionate Elopement" by Compton Mackenzie
A saucer-shaped hollow big enough for a bed for all the family is scooped in the ground.
"The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John R. Spears
Seeds rather few, thimble-shaped or saucer-shaped.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
It is almost identical in shape to the saucer-eye porgy, both in head and body.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
Flatten and shape it by patting it with your hands, till you form it into cakes about the size of a common saucer, and half an inch thick.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie
The position, somewhat resembling Ladysmith, was situated in the saucer-shaped hollow of many hills.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. V (of VI)" by Louis Creswicke
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In news:

For years people have been pointing to the skies and claiming they saw saucer shaped object flying.
A University of Florida researcher has plans on the drawing board for a saucer-shaped aircraft that turns the surrounding air into fuel.
With only a passing resemblance to a real rose, the thick-petaled beauty is actually saucer-shaped and blooms in various shades of lime green, rose pink and plum purple.
Patty pans are disk-shaped, convex on both sides with a scalloped border, giving them the appearance of a plate or a flying saucer - an odd, fun, UFO shape kids find fascinating.
While flying in a commercial jet over Seoul, South Korea , a surprised passenger shot this footage of a strange, bowl-shaped flying saucer from his window seat, causing internet folk to weigh-in with theories regarding this bizarre craft.
While flying in a commercial jet over Seoul, South Korea, a surprised passenger shot this footage of a strange, bowl-shaped flying saucer from his window seat, causing internet folk to weigh-in with theories regarding this bizarre craft.
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In science:

Figure 2. Λ0 is the Legendrian with the “flying saucer” front pro jection shown in the upper left portion of this diagram; Λ1 is constructed by squeezing the front of Λ0 into a dumbbell shape and then doing a helical rotation of the connecting tube so that that dumbbell ends are overlapping.
Obstructions to Lagrangian Cobordisms between Legendrians via Generating Families
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