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Adj.1.hairlike - long and slender with a very small internal diameter; "a capillary tube"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
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It was a fine September evening, just before sunset, when yellow lights struggle with blue shades in hairlike lines, and the atmosphere itself forms a prospect without aid from more solid objects, except the innumerable winged insects that dance in it.
Some flower-bat tongues end in patches of hairlike protrusions that engorge with blood and extend outward into a nectar mop.
When applying brow products use a hardangled brush and apply your brow colour in soft, short, hairlike strokes.
PCD affects tiny, hairlike structures that line the airways and causes bacteria to remain - leading to breathing problems, infections and other disorders.
1993) reported that the aesthetascs (small hairlike end organs on the antennular flagella) in Macrobrachium spp.
There is a macabre quality to these mixed-media works, which are full of unraveling strands of wool and hairlike tangles of thread, which demands that the viewer go beyond the erotic and consider questions of staging, voyeurism, fantasy and objectification.
The image at right shows two kinds of bacteria attached to a hairlike structure called a seta on the mouth parts of the shrimp Rimicaris exoculata.
They'll then follow the coordinated sweeping motion of millions of hairlike cilia up and outward--the so-called mucociliary escalator--over the pharynx, where windpipe and food pipe branch, and plunge down into the esophagus.
Rambutan and pulasan produce edible fruits encased in coverings that have nubby or hairlike projections.
But soup did a better job than the hot water as it also improves the function of protective cilia, the tiny hairlike projections in the nose that prevent contagions from entering the body.
A thin and watery mucus is more easily moved against gravity with the beating of cilia, small hairlike projections from cells that line the respiratory tract.