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verb[NO OBJECT]usually as adjective incurved
Curve inward.‘incurved horns’
- ‘A medium bronze intermediate of incurving form with a lovely glowing autumn colour.’
- ‘Anemone-centred, pompon, spider-form, incurved, reflexed and quill-shaped are names attributed to some of the flower shapes.’
- ‘It can readily be distinguished by its subspherical, non-alate shell, incurved ventral beak and higher, posteriorly trilobate cardinal process.’
- ‘The outer petals are only gently incurved, and the inner petals are increasingly incurved as they near the center.’
- ‘Many of the popular commercial incurving types are in this intermediate class.’
- ‘Radials about equal in height and width, with incurved distal-lateral edges on either side of radial facet.’
- ‘The shape of the violin - the upper bout or shoulders, the incurved waist, the lower bout or hips - were the creation of the unknown 15th-century inventor.’
- ‘The florets incurve or reflex in a regular manner and fully conceal the center.’
- ‘The latter, however, have a tendency to stand erect, although the tip finally incurves, more or less.’
- ‘An especially simple and efficient structure is obtained when the liquid nozzle has the shape of a tube with an incurving bottom in which at least two nozzle orifices are made.’
- ‘Outer lip thin, long, with anterior end projected and incurved.’
- ‘Usually a flower is open for only one day (for a few hours); the corolla then incurves as it wilts.’
- ‘The sofa's four rear legs have the incurving rake typically seen on Salem chairs but rarely on sofas.’
- ‘The relief depicts a pair of lions (their missing heads were probably made from a different, more valuable material); standing with their forepaws on altars with incurved sides, they flank a central column.’
- ‘Theca lobate in dorsal or ventral view, with depressed, incurved interray areas.’
- ‘Because of their incurved leaves, the plant is narrow and can be grown at a tighter spacing.’
- ‘Inner florets remain incurved at the early stage concealing the disc florets of the bloom.’
- ‘The Pentamerida were biconvex with incurved beaks and were characterized by an internal muscle platform, the spondylium.’
- ‘Ray florets are generally broad, flat or slightly incurved at their margins with blunt points.’
- ‘Blooms were misshapen, small and nothing like the incurving form I had expected.’
Late Middle English: from Latin incurvare, from in- in, toward + curvare to curve.
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