bell-shaped bell-shaped

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having a convex shape that resembles a bell

Usage(s):

  1. By 1960 Coke's muscular distribution and ubiquitous advertising, signaled by the hobble-skirt bottle and the bell-shaped fountain glass, had brought its bottlers to 88 countries.
  2. The vet placed the bell-shaped horse gun on Air Lift's forehead, fired the shot.
  3. Rising in stepped terraces, signifying the ten stages of the Buddhist Way of Salvation, the temple is crowned by a bell-shaped stupa.

News

  • Editor's view: Appreciate them while they're here

    Beeker Belle - the bell-shaped cat - was bigger than she should have been. This was a function of her habit of plopping herself down in front of food bowls and emptying them. All of them. At one time we had seven cats, seven bowls.
    on August 21, 2013     Source: Door County Advocate

Quotes

  1. "It''s like a bell-shaped curve. If (the pheromone level is) too low, it doesn"t work. If you add more, you get a nice mating response. If it gets high, the mating response stops and they go into hibernation mode. It makes nice ecological sense that...
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Thomas Edison Source: Fresh News

  2. "These outbreaks are bell-shaped curves and we expect about four weeks is the total length of the curve," said James Turner, president of association.
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: James Turner Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

  3. "So you get the bell-shaped or u-shaped curve," says Bhagwati.
    on Jun 20, 2006 By: Jagdish Bhagwati Source: BusinessWeek

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