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  • s  having a convex shape that resembles a bell

  • In 1905, Sears was offering the "Princess Bust Developer," a bell-shaped cup attached firmly to a handle, and was telling women that IF NATURE HAS NOT FAVORED YOU, the developer .
  • On a bell-shaped curve from 1950 to 2010, the midpoint is 1980.
  • Doctors put him on a bench inside the windowed, diving-bell-shaped chamber.
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  • 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.
    Aug. 21, 2013 - Door County Advocate

  • Thomas Edison in Fresh News
    It''s like a bell-shaped curve. If (the pheromone level is) too low, it doesnt 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...
  • James Turner in Atlanta Journal Constitution
    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.
  • Jagdish Bhagwati in BusinessWeek
    So you get the bell-shaped or u-shaped curve,says Bhagwati.

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