1. pressed close to or lying flat against something
    igneous rocks...closely appressed by this force
    adpressed hairs along the plant's stem
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  • [Footnote 1: On rotten wood.] [Footnote 2: A floccose ring.] [Footnote 3: At first, adpressed to stem.] [Footnote 4: Top shaped.] Among the Mushrooms A Guide For Beginners
  • -- Body of great size, with head, neck, and legs elongated; carriage erect; tail small, sloping downwards, generally formed of 16 feathers; comb and wattle small; ear-lobe and face red; skin yellowish; feathers closely adpressed to the body; neck-hackles short, narrow, and hard. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I.
  • The tap, tap, tap of the bill as it cuts into the wood serves to guide the observer to the spot where the woodpecker, with legs apart and tail adpressed to the tree, is at work. A Bird Calendar for Northern India
  • The branches and branchlets are tense and straight, crowded, adpressed and acute. Among the Mushrooms A Guide For Beginners
  • -- Above sub-rufescent cat-grey, washed with blackish brown on the back and sides and front of face, rufescent yellow beneath; the hind limbs more rufous; fur close, adpressed, rather harsh; tail with a black tip. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
  • They also bear prominent ribs and are tightly adpressed to the body, but are larger than the palmate sclerites.
  • -- "Fur above sooty black without any ferruginous smear, beneath lighter coloured; whiskers long, silvery grey; some parts of legs and feet greyish, clothed with adpressed hairs; claws short, whitish; ears large, round, naked; outer margin lying on a level with the fur of the head and neck, the ears being thus concealed posteriorly; tail tetragonal, tapering, shorter than head and body. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
  • The joints are 2 in. long and 1 in. in diameter, cylindrical, with adpressed tubercles, ½ in. or more long, each tubercle bearing a tuft of long, straight, radiating spines. Cactus Culture for Amateurs Being Descriptions of the Various Cactuses Grown in This Country, With Full and Practical Instructions for Their Successful Cultivation
  • -- "Deep blackish-brown, with a slight rufous reflection in a certain light; fur short, close, soft, and adpressed; tail thick at the base, with a few long very slender straggling hairs along its entire length; ears small and rounded; snout elongated. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
  • The cone specimens are mostly compressed or adpressed in preservation but their carbonized remains contain ribbed pollen.
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