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Definition of "lancet-shaped" [lancet-shaped]

  • Shaped in the form of a lancet (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "lancet-shaped" in a sentence
  • "The best quality for the purpose of manufacturing dynamite is that which contains the largest quantity of the long tubular _bacillariæ_, and less of the round and lancet-shaped forms, such as _pleurosigmata_ and _diclyochæ_, as the tube-shaped diatoms absorb the nitro-glycerine better, and it becomes packed into the centre of the silicious skeleton of the diatoms, the skeleton acting as a kind of tamping, and increasing the intensity of the explosion."
  • "That part of the church which has been added at a later date than the circular part, and for the convenience of divine worship, is lighted by the beautiful proportioned triple lancet-shaped windows, so justly admired."
  • "Three small lancet-shaped pieces of iron are bound together with cotton, about one-twelfth of an inch of the blade alone protruding, so that no discretion as to the depth of the wound to be inflicted shall be left to the operator; and this is drawn sharply up from the top of the stalk at the base, to the summit of the pod."
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