funnel shape

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n funnel shape a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
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Usage

In literature:

Spirals and endless intricate shapes can be made by swirling and criss-crossing while controlling the funnel spout with a finger.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
These gorgets are quite plain, except for a little ornamentation at the extreme ends near the funnel-shaped extremities.
"The Bronze Age in Ireland" by George Coffey
In front of me the ground fell down steeply, and the torn sides of the crater formed a funnel-shaped cavity, a dark, yawning depth.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
The shape of this piece of apparatus, known as Treskow's funnel, renders it particularly liable to damage.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
As a long-bearded Jew, on his head a yellow, funnel-shaped hat, the badge of distinction decreed by Pope Innocent III.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
They were near the funnel-shaped extremity of the trap.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
These are funnel-shaped; and some of them are from twenty to forty yards across at the rim.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
The pileus is generally fleshy, growing thin toward the margin, plane or depressed or funnel-shaped, and with margin incurved.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
This same thing would happen with any shape of tube or funnel.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
Keith jotted down the tunnel's position, and the funnel-shaped hole sank away behind their slow screws.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

And does he see on Cotsall hill --
Thrown even to the central shire --
The funnelled shapes forbidding still
The stranger from his cottage fire?
"The Defenders" by John Drinkwater
"The action is quite simple--I will try to make it clear:
This funnel-shaped receiver I apply to my left ear;
Then in this hopper I will put whate'er I wish to learn--
A page of history or of Greek,--and then this crank I'll turn.
"The Instructiphone" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

School of the Art Institute of Chicago 112 S Michigan Ave. Laurie Palmer's sculpture, Hole, is seven feet tall and shaped like a funnel cloud, its wide mouth tapering to an almost dainty circular base.
The funnel-shaped clouds of midges I saw were mating swarms formed by adult males.
Most alarming was a funnel -shaped cloud reported by eyewitnesses, and captured in photographs.
KGUN9 viewer Lillian Ochoa snapped this picture of a funnel -shaped cloud Wednesday in Tucson.
KGUN9 viewers snapped pictures of a funnel -shaped cloud late Wednesday morning.
Shaping Yesterday's Purchase Funnel .
A funnel cloud is a rotating cone-shaped column of air extending downward from the base of a thunderstorm, but not touching the ground.
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In science:

Following Crapsi et al. (2008), we assume that the outflow cavities follow streamlines of the collapse solution, giving funnel-shaped cavities that are conical at large radii.
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
The test function set comprises two quadratic functions with different condition numbers, two variants of Nesterov’s smooth function , and a non-convex funnel-shaped function.
Optimization of Convex Functions with Random Pursuit
We confirmed the invariance of the RP µ algorithms and E S under monotone transformations of the ob jective functions on the quasiconvex funnel-shaped function f5 where Random Gradient algorithms fail.
Optimization of Convex Functions with Random Pursuit
The shape of the funnel flow is similar starting from T ≈ 3 and during larger T .
Three-dimensional Simulations of Disk Accretion to an Inclined Dipole: I. Magnetospheric Flow at Different Theta
If the reflector has a funnel shape (e.g. the molecular torus of AGN unification schemes) then the low equivalent width implies an even lower sky-coverage of the reflector (Matt et al. 1991).
Highly ionized Fe K emission lines from the LINER galaxy M 81
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