shapen

shap·en

 (shā′pən)
adj.
Having a definite specified shape. Often used in combination: an ill-shapen vase.
v. Archaic
A past participle of shape.

shapen

(ˈʃeɪpən)
adj
an archaic variant of -shaped
vb (tr)
obsolete to shape
References in classic literature ?
He seemed therefore confident, that, instead of reason we were only possessed of some quality fitted to increase our natural vices; as the reflection from a troubled stream returns the image of an ill shapen body, not only larger but more distorted.
The story of their coming to be shapen after the average and fit to be packed by the gross, is hardly ever told even in their consciousness; for perhaps their ardor in generous unpaid toil cooled as imperceptibly as the ardor of other youthful loves, till one day their earlier self walked like a ghost in its old home and made the new furniture ghastly.
He was a thin-faced, yellow-haired youth, rather above the middle size, comely and well shapen, with straight, lithe figure and eager, boyish features.
The 50kg roughly shapen bar of pure silver has been brought ashore on the island of Madagascar.
o]ute of the Chambre voydyd the light / And ther wyth come his lady bryght / Alle naked to bedde fast She dyd hye / And to her loue She drawe ryght nye / When naked hir felt Partonope / The Clothes from hym tho ferre Throw he / His lantren he put vp wyth his lyght / Alle naked there had he the syght / Of the fayrest shapen creature / That euer was foordened thorow nature.
And over al this, to sleen me outrely Love hath his firy dart so brennyngly Ystiked thurgh my trewe, careful herte That shapen was my deeth erst than nay sherte.
To the Mary of the Crucifixion he is still first and foremost flesh of her flesh: "To deth my dere is dryffen, / his robe is all to-ryffen, / That of me was hym gyffen, / And shapen with my sydys; / Thise Iues and he has stryffen / That all the bale he bydys" (386-90).
And there are some striking, moderately long pieces in which Brathwaite shows his ability to shape a wonderful image: "Slowly the white dream wrestles to life / hands shapen the salt and the foreign cornfields / the cold flesh kneaded by fingers / is ready for the charcoal for the black wife // of heat the years of green sleeping in the volcano.
Above this the rocks are bare and formed of irregular shapen masses of a light brown color.
27, and later, in chapter V111, goes on to make the same connection between the biblical text and the mendicants' words: |Bothe colours & figuris ben shapen to deceyve the folc .
Or if they try it, I am happier then: The shapen flags and drilled holes of sky, Just seen, may be to many unknown men The one peculiar of their pleasured eye, And I have only set the same to pen.
5) It fel that in the seven the yer of May The thridde nyght, Were it by avenger or destynee-- As, whan a thyng is shapen, it shal be-- (The Knight's Tale: 1462-1466).