from The Century Dictionary.

  • Provided with filaments or filamentary processes.

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  • adjective Of or relating to a filament; having filaments; filamentous.


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  • They are composed, however, not of wax, but of a bark-like filamented fibre, and the comb of the anthrene is much neater than the comb of the wasp.

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  • A filamented web of light sprawl 'ed in the sickle-sbaped curve of a dozen bright stars.

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  • But there is another large group of parrots, the _Loriidae_ or brush-tongued parrots, some of the most interesting and brightly coloured of the tribe, which, when wild, subsist principally upon the pollen and nectar of flowers, notably the various species of _Eucalyptus_, the filamented tongues of these parrots being peculiarly adapted for obtaining this.

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  • Illumination is supplied by a small tungsten-filamented, electric,

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  • By the most delicate skill of architecture this gigantic filamented structure has been raised into the air.

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