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Spatulate   Listen
adjective
Spatulate  adj.  (Also written spathulate)  (Nat. Hist.) Shaped like spatula, or like a battledoor, being roundish, with a long, narrow, linear base.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Spatulate" Quotes from Famous Books



... talked slowly, heavily, tapping his spatulate fingers on the table to emphasize his points—"we know this bird was going to elope with some skirt. All right! Now I ask this—why go all around the block, looking for some one he might have been mixed up with, when ...
— Midnight • Octavus Roy Cohen

... margin much thickened, with a strong projecting upturned spine on each side in the central cells, and with three strong and long similar spines on the outer side, and a smaller one on the inner side in the marginal cells. Operculum spatulate, or pointed above, entire. Each cell of the central rows with two small avicularia in front, immediately below the mouth. Each marginal cell with a single large vibraculum in front below the mouth. Vibracula slender, very transparent. Setae ...
— Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade • John MacGillivray

... the Duchess's character admirably, Mr. Podgers, and now you must tell Lady Flora's'; and in answer to a nod from the smiling hostess, a tall girl, with sandy Scotch hair, and high shoulder-blades, stepped awkwardly from behind the sofa, and held out a long, bony hand with spatulate fingers. ...
— Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories • Oscar Wilde



Words linked to "Spatulate" :   unsubdivided, spatulate leaf, simple



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