barrel-shaped


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barrel-shaped

adj
having the shape of a barrel
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Adj.1.barrel-shaped - having the general shape of a barrelbarrel-shaped - having the general shape of a barrel
circular, round - having a circular shape
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It was not until one of these creatures wriggled on to a sand-bank within a few hundred yards of us, and exposed a barrel-shaped body and huge flippers behind the long serpent neck, that Challenger, and Summerlee, who had joined us, broke out into their duet of wonder and admiration.
In addition to the vacation homes, the resort includes two swimming pools - the Big Dipper, featuring a barrel-shaped tower side and the appropriately named Little Dipper, for the kids.
The leather, barrel-shaped box is decorated with Middle Eastern-style pipes and goes under the hammer with other Beatles memorabilia
Cactuses - which have spines or thorns growing out of regularly spaced areoles - can be barrel-shaped, tall and branching, or irregularly shaped and close to the ground.
Each individual whisker of a rat or mouse is represented by a barrel-shaped cluster of neurons in the cortex.
THIS barrel-shaped animal's instinct is to hide in the burrows - up to five metres deep - which it digs in the hillsides in the forests of south-eastern Australia.
The four-page article describes the correlation between drug-resistant cells and the number of vaults, large barrel-shaped protein particles that transport cell components from one part of a cell to another.
And for a quick way to create barrel-shaped curls or spirals (a big hit on the catwalk), you can't beat curling tongs.
Those who heard the poem read "beautifully" by the star's brother were in no doubt that Sir Harry had made his peace with God, even though cancer robbed him of his soulful voice and ultimately even of his trademark barrel-shaped figure.
DC Mowbray was ever so gentle, I kept waiting for the barrel-shaped detective to beat the living daylights out of the poor bloke.
This turned out to be a barrel-shaped device for those prone to "having a fall" and, although I envisaged some miniature Zeebrugge-style unpleasantness taking place in his bathroom, it seemed to be watertight.
To do that, the funicular features high-tech carriages with hydraulically controlled floors so that passengers in the barrel-shaped cars are able to remain upright as the train travels up the Alpine slopes outside Lake Lucerne.