whiplike


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Adj.1.whiplike - having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
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In a group round the mouth were sixteen slender, almost whiplike tentacles, arranged in two bunches of eight each.
Low growls vibrated his heavy jowls and his great rage transmitted to his sinuous tail a sharp, whiplike motion; but realizing from past experience the futility of long distance argument with the ape-man, he turned presently and struck off into the tangled vegetation which hid him from the view of his tormentor.
Chelicera: Fixed finger with 2 large teeth plus 6 (S), 5 (?) smaller teeth between these; brush at base of fixed finger composed of 7 setae (G5A), each densely pilose in distal half; lateral surface with 3 large, lanceolate, terminally pilose setae (Gl); internal face of chelicera with 4 {$), 3 (2) short whiplike setae (G4); movable finger serrula composed of 17 (S), 18 (2) long lamellae, blunt guard tooth present subdistally; 1 accessory tooth present at two-thirds from base of serrula.
This was no joke, nor was it figurative: Diana of Themyscira, drawn in a credible approximation of the original style, appeared on the cover in what amounted to a one-piece swimsuit with red latex boots to her knees and a whiplike lasso.
The flexing of the throwing arm "helps the athlete become even more whiplike, and [...] the elbow acts like the axle of a wheel with throwing hand rotating around at its rim" (Carr, 2004, p.
In the astonishing "Swoon," she watches with great curiosity and sympathy as a female spider produces eggs, nurtures her newborns and painstakingly traps a cricket--"with a humped, shrimplike body and whiplike antennae and jumper's legs"--in her web.
The bigeye thresher (Alopias superciliosus) is a pelagic shark distinguished by its long, whiplike upper caudal lobe, large eyes, and deep horizontal grooves above the gills (Bigelow and Schroeder, 1948).
First, ball impact on the upper or lower frame with more than half the ball diameter inside the lensless area causes the ball to rotate around the impacted frame in a whiplike fashion, adding angular momentum to the impact as it enters the eye socket.