aquiline aquiline

Definition(s):

  • (adj) curved down like an eagle's beak

Usage(s):

  1. Archaeologists found that the embalmers had even stuffed peppercorns into the monarch's nostrils to keep his aquiline nose from being flattened by the wrappings.
  2. The aquiline profiles and curly hair on my mother's side, on the other hand, are common on Mediterranean shores.
  3. His Semite-Hamite blood lines show in his stern jaw and aquiline nose.

News

  • Area Briefs 6/21/13

    Lakeview Hospital is finishing installation of a Aquiline PRIME 160 CT system that makes exams fast, safe and accurate as … The post Area Briefs 6/21/13 appeared first on The Stillwater Gazette .
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Stillwater Gazette

Quotes

  1. Irene's "large, aquiline, striking" features make her look like Maria Callas, Ms. Rendell writes. "She was aware of this herself and had been heard to say that she might have had the same operatic success if she had only been able to have her...
    on Jul 15, 2007 By: Ruth Rendell Source: New York Times

  2. Giovanni Boccaccio, the Italian author who was 8 when Dante died, described the poet as having "a long face, an aquiline nose, eyes that are large rather than small, a great jaw, and a lower lip that was larger than the upper."
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: Giovanni Boccaccio Source: Washington Times

  3. "He was one of those people who was gawky as a youth, but became increasingly handsome in middle age," said Mr. Persky. "He had a neat brush cut, aquiline nose and memorable cheekbones. He was very elegant, knowledgeable in a variety of ways...
    on May 14, 2009 By: Stan Persky Source: Globe and Mail

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