[ UK /ɹɪkˈɜːv/ ]
  1. curve or bend (something) back or down
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How To Use recurve In A Sentence

  • Your lily are gorgeous, lust love those recurved petals! Hummingbird Holy Grail? « Fairegarden
  • Their recurved petals, lovely long stamens and distinctive center markings make Oriental lilies showstoppers in any floral arrangement.
  • In larger specimens they are slightly recurved toward the tip.
  • The petals may be overlapped, recurved, frilled, crinkled or ruffled.
  • So you know, whether this thing heads -- remains inland and stays like say in Western South Carolina, and dumps a ton of rain in the mountains and causes some flooding there, or whether it actually curve -- continues to recurve, which is what we think it might actually do, and then head out to sea, that would be the best case scenario. CNN Transcript Sep 26, 2004
  • I have seen beautiful Bear and Ben Pearson 55-60lb recurved bows that go for about $30-$100. Interested in buying a recurve, I want to do everything myself [besides build the bow] I would like to buy bare shaft and do the
  • FRUITS: Pods short, to 2.5 cm, oblong to obovoid with a recurved style base. Chapter 7
  • With the recurve, I bust out big cut on contact heads like snuffers or any of the various 2 bladed heads with the little bleeder blades. Broadheads
  • Shell solid, surface marked by numerous concentric lines of growth, obliquely cordate; posterior margin produced; anterior short; umbones recurved, lunule cordate; pallial line sinuated; margin crenulated. Report of the North-Carolina Geological Survey. Agriculture of the Eastern Counties: Together with Descriptions of the Fossils of the Marl Beds
  • The woodpecker, which has a similar extensile mechanism for exserting its tongue to a great length, also uses it to procure its food -- in its case soft grubs from holes in rotten trees -- and to enable it to pull these out, the end of the tongue is sharp and horny, and barbed with short stiff recurved bristles. The Naturalist in Nicaragua
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