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  • adj. In good condition, repair; in a good state.
  • adj. In a good state of physical fitness or bodily appearance.


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  • I climbed out, slammed the door, and jumped up and down on the empty street in frustration, which is not something I recommend if you're still getting back in shape after wobbling around in a walking cast for four months.

    Fault Line

  • The Great Capstone was actually made up of seven pieces, its pyramidal form cut into horizontal strips, creating six pieces that were trapezoidal in shape and one, the topmost piece, that was itself pyramidal small pyramids such as this were called pyramidions.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Made of stone, it was hexagonal in shape and roughly the size of a single-car garage, but it had no walls, just six pillars holding up a heavy-looking stone roof.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • And if attractions of this more animated kind failed, there would likely enough be broad acres of densely-growing manzanita bushes on either side of the way, every one of the million branches hanging full of tiny bells, graceful in shape as Grecian urns, tinted like the pinkest and loveliest of seashells, and fragrant with a reminiscence of the sweetest of all blossoms, our darling Plymouth mayflower.

    On Foot in the Yosemite

  • I remembered one of my old midget-racing friends who had worked like a dog to get his machine in shape for one of the big races up in the northwest.

    Thud Ridge

  • ` ` Is she in shape for trying it? '' inquired Mr. Button of Sam.

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat

  • In spite of the numbers of people who exercise to exhaustion or run twenty-six-mile marathons, most of us will keep our bodies in shape and in tune with a regular program of nonstrenuous walking.


  • That the rattle has since been specially developed to serve as an efficient sound-producing instrument, there can hardly be a doubt; for even the vertebræ included within the extremity of the tail have been altered in shape and cohere.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • While it was made of densely packed bricks, West could make out at its edges the traces of anotherearlier structure, a structure that had been trapezoidal in shape and huge—three hundred feet high—like a giant doorway of some sort that had been filled in with these bricks.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • A toque is a type of hat that is cylindrical in shape and of which the top is several inches about the top of the head.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time


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