having an oval shape usually pointed at one or both ends.
His almond-shaped eyes would squeeze shut; he shook his head as if to clear his thoughts.
Jerry Sandusky Trial, Day Two: Young Accuser Breaks Down Diane Dimond June 11, 2012
Hatchets of the almond-shaped type, like those of the diluvium of Abbeville and Saint-Acheul, were very plentiful.
Primitive Man Louis Figuier
The stalk is smooth, and the leaves are almond-shaped, only more pointed.
Harper’s Young People, October 19, 1880 Various
His eyes, which were very dark and almond-shaped, had a strange and arresting beauty.
Fire-Tongue Sax Rohmer
When the nails are long and almond-shaped, there is danger of weakness and delicacy of the lungs.
Palmistry for All Cheiro
One almond-shaped eye had been partly torn from its socket, leaving a hideous, red scar.
The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy Florence Partello Stuart
His almond-shaped and nearly lidless eye is small, lively, and intelligent.
The Human Race Louis Figuier
He opened his almond-shaped eyes a little wider, with an excellent affectation of astonishment at her words and manner.
The Diva’s Ruby F. Marion Crawford
She was looking at me keenly from the corners of her almond-shaped eyes.
Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life Ann S. Stephens
His almond-shaped eyes imparted to his face an expression of soft and sentimental melancholy.
Victory Joseph Conrad
- Almeida’s disease
almeida’s disease Almeida’s disease Al·mei·da’s disease (äl-mā’dəz) n. See paracoccidioidomycosis.
a person whose function or duty is the distribution of alms on behalf of an institution, a royal personage, a monastery, etc. British. a hospital official who determines the amount due for a patient’s treatment. a social worker in a hospital. Historical Examples These views plainly argue that in relation to the supply of gladness, […]
- Almoner’s cupboard
. a cupboard with pierced doors, formerly used as a storage place for food.
the place where an almoner resides or where alms are distributed. Historical Examples The almonry was not merely “within the precincts of the abbey,” it was actually a part of the abbey. Notes & Queries, No. 38, Saturday, July 20, 1850 Various He increased the allowances to the kitchen, cellars, and almonry. Bell’s Cathedrals: The […]