Sentence Examples with the word pear-shaped

Next comes the gall bladder, a pear-shaped bag, the fundus of which is in front and below, the neck behind and above.

From Port Dearg, lies the pear-shaped isle of Pladda, which serves as the telegraph station from which the arrival of vessels in the Clyde is notified to Glasgow and Greenock.

The atoll, which is pear-shaped and disposed in the direction from S.W.

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Ellipsoidal, pear-shaped or hour-glassshaped stars would all give rise to the phenomena of a short-period variable, and doubtless examples of these intermediate forms exist.

All leeches are very extensile and can contract the body to a plump, pear-shaped form, or extend it to a long and worm-like shape.

Castoreum is a substance contained in two pear-shaped pouches situated near the organs of reproduction, of a bitter taste and slightly foetid odour, at one time largely employed as a medicine, but now used only in perfumery.

Another stone, the Taj-e-mah, belonging to the shah, is a pale rose pear-shaped stone and is said to weigh 146 carats.

She took a pair of pear-shaped ruby earrings from her huge reticule and, having given them to the rosy Natasha, who beamed with the pleasure of her saint's-day fete, turned away at once and addressed herself to Pierre.

How extensive this work of erosion has been may be seen in the Tocantins-Araguaya basin, where a great pear-shaped depression, approximately 100 to 500 m.

They are essentially spherical, pear-shaped or oval sacs opening on to the exterior but closed at the coelomic end.