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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of describe.

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  • adj. represented in words especially with sharpness and detail


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  • Sometimes spelled “chowchow,” some linked its name to nineteenth-century Chinese railway workers, for whom the term described a condiment of orange peel and ginger in heavy syrup.

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  • The man replied that the term described the company's growth strategy for 2006 - to fund all loans.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Accusing someone of "plagiarizing" off the Internet, at least under the circumstances herein described, is tantamount to accusing a writer of cheating by using reference books in a library.

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  • James added: With Punk IPA the panel decided that the phrase 'this is an aggressive beer' on the label described a flavour characteristic of the product and the phrase when read in context, clearly referred to the taste of the product.

    Microbrewer BrewDog slaps down Portman Group

  • The clinic administered the drug by what the label described as the "preferred" method -- "deep intramuscular injection."

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  • In World War II, the word described suicidal pilots who dived their planes into enemy ships.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The phrase described one technique for physically searching a crime scene for clues, in which the CS officer covers the floor or ground in one direction, back and forth, like mowing a lawn, then turns perpendicular and covers the same ground again.

    The Stone Monkey

  • SHAWN CHAPMAN, ATTORNEY FOR SARA JANE OLSON: ... that it's obviously going to be recalculated pursuant to 1170.2, that the court should simply sentence Ms. Olson to the term described by law.

    CNN Transcript Jan 18, 2002

  • But to these men, the phrase described something else.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The title described the show accurately, and (though a model of civilized debate by today's cable-chat standards) it was criticized for rewarding noisy disagreement for its own sake.

    Slate Magazine


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