egg-shaped

ADJECTIVE
  1. rounded like an egg
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How To Use egg-shaped In A Sentence

  • 'Well, it be wooden, and sort of egg-shaped, and white-washed. A TIME OF WAR
  • She has a scar on her forehead. Her face is not round, but sort of egg-shaped, and she is about the height of this table.
  • The Osmia's larvæ, in fact, contrive to enclose themselves in an egg-shaped cocoon, dark brown in colour and very strong, which preserves them both from the rough contact of their shapeless cells and from the mandibles of voracious parasites, Acari, [5] Cleri [6] and Anthreni, [7] those manifold enemies whom we find prowling in the galleries, seeking whom they may devour. The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
  • Using two teaspoons, form the cheese mixture into egg-shaped quenelles and spoon into the peppers.
  • Kokam butter, as found in the bazaars of India, consists of egg-shaped or concavo-convex cakes of a dirty white or yellowish colour, friable, crystalline, and with a greasy feel like spermaceti.
  • A pleasing confederation of curves, the Cornish rex has a long, graceful neck that leads to a comparatively small, narrow, somewhat egg-shaped head.
  • pitahaya" (_Cereus giganteus_), with columnar shafts and straight upright arms, like the branches of gigantic candelabra; the echino-cacti, too -- those huge mammals of the vegetable world, resting their globular or egg-shaped forms, without trunk or stalk, upon the surface of the earth. The Rifle Rangers
  • The nest of the amadavat is large for the size of the bird, being a loosely-woven cup, which is egg-shaped and has a hole at or near the narrow end. A Bird Calendar for Northern India
  • The small egg-shaped bulb gives rise to a long flower stalk upon which globe-shaped purple-red flowers are produced.
  • These furnaces have a taphole that passes vertically through the hearth and shell, and is set off-centre in the narrow 'nose' of the egg-shaped hearth. Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)
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