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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section III. Form
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245. Curvature.
 
  
NOUN:CURVATURE, curvity [rare], curvation; incurvature, incurvity [obs.], incurvation; bend; flexure, flexion; conflexure [obs.]; crook, hook, bought [obs.], bending; deflexion, inflexion; concameration; arcuation, devexity [obs.], turn; deviation, detour or détour [F.], sweep; curl, curling; bough; recurvity [rare], recurvation [rare]; sinuosity [See Convolution]; aduncity.
  CURVE, arc, arch, arcade, vault, bow, crescent, meniscus, half-moon, lunule, horseshoe, loop, crane neck; parabola, hyperbola; catacaustic, diacaustic; geanticline, geosyncline; catenarian, catenary, festoon; conchoid, cardioid; caustic; tracery; arched- ceiling, - roof; bay window, bow window.
  
VERB:BE CURVED &c. adj.; sweep, swag [obs. or dial.], sag; deviate [See Deviation]; turn; reënter.
  RENDER CURVED &c. adj.; bend, curve, incurvate; deflect, inflect; crook; turn, round, arch, arcuate, arch over, embow, recurvate [rare], concamerate [rare]; bow, coil, curl, recurve, frizzle, friz or frizz.
  
ADJECTIVE:CURVED &c. v.; curvate or curvated, lobiform; curviform, curvilineal or curvilinear; devex [obs.], devious; recurved, recurvous; crump [obs.]; bowed &c. v.; vaulted; geanticlinal, geosynclinal; bow-legged (distorted) [See Distortion]; oblique [See Obliquity]; circular [See Circularity].
  BEAK-SHAPED, beaked, rostrate, rostriform, rostroid, rhamphoid.
  BELL-SHAPED, campaniform, campanular, campanulous, campanulate.
  BOAT-SHAPED, navicular, cymbiform, naviform, scaphoid.
  BOW-SHAPED, arcuate or arcuated, arcual; arciform, arclike, embowed.
  CRESCENT-SHAPED, crescent, crescentiform, crescentic, convexo-concave, sigmoid, semilunar, horned, meniscal, bicorn, bicornute or bicornuate, bicornuous [rare], bicorned or bicornous, semicircular.
  HEART-SHAPED, cordiform, cardioid, cordate.
  HELMET-SHAPED, galeiform, galeate, galeated, cassidiform.
  HOOK-SHAPED, hooked, hooklike, unciform, uncate, uncinal, uncinate, hamulate, hamate, hamiform, hamose or hamous [both rare]; unguiform, unguiculate or unguiculated; curvated, aduncate, aduncous, adunc.
  KIDNEY-SHAPED, reniform.
  LENS-SHAPED, lenticular, lentoid, lentiform, meniscal, meniscoid.
  MOON-SHAPED, lunar, lunate or lunated, luniform, lunular, lunulate or lunulated, crescent-shaped (q. v.); Cynthian.
  OAR-SHAPED, remiform [rare].
  PEAR-SHAPED, pyriform; obconic.
  SHELL-SHAPED, conchate, conchiform, conchylaceous [rare], conchoidal [min.].
  SHIELD-SHAPED, scutate, scutiform, peltate, clypeate or clypeated, clypeiform.
  SICKLE-SHAPED, falcate, falciform, falculate [rare].
  TONGUE-SHAPED, linguiform, lingulate, ligulate.
  TURNIP-SHAPED, napiform.

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