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  • adjective Curving upwards.

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  • adjective curving upward


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  • Huge red eyes had been painted on the timbers of the upcurved prow, giving the galley a demonic appearance.

    Lord of the Silver Bow Gemmell, David 2005

  • It was a jet-black rhinoceros beetle with a sweeping upcurved horn.

    December 6 Smith, Martin Cruz 2002

  • Maiasaurs had an upcurved lip, which gave them the appearance of smiling.

    Jurassic Park Crichton, Michael, 1942- 1991

  • The work was exquisite, every upcurved feather of her wings shaped perfectly.

    The Praise Singer Renault, Mary 1978

  • Some artisans discovered that by placing in front of the eyes of old persons transparent glass disks with upcurved, clear surfaces, these persons saw things at close quarters as well as they had when they were young.


  • Sometimes it ran limpingly on three legs, a forelimb held upcurved; again, stumbling and bent over, on two.

    Three Against The Witch World Norton, Andre 1965

  • The first glume is oblong or ovate, flat, smooth, coriaceous, pectinately margined with upcurved spines.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses K. Rangachari

  • Broken fountains, and mouldering vases once filled with orange-trees, outline the balustraded terraces; gilt pavilions lift their upcurved eaves above a wild growth of oleander, but the enchanted scene of old romance is given up to bats and lizards, for the crumbling Taman Sarie is now a fast-vanishing monument of

    Through the Malay Archipelago Emily Richings

  • Assurgent: down-curved at base, then upcurved to an erect position.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

  • The astonished eyes shone out from white circles framed in ebony sunbursts; the nose was like an islet washed by jetty waves; the mouth slowly widened under a fiercely upcurved line of inky hue.

    Beatrice Leigh at College A Story for Girls Julia Augusta Schwartz


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