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[ah-muh nd-sheypt, am-uh nd-; spelling pronunciation al-muh nd-sheypt] /ˈɑ məndˌʃeɪpt, ˈæm ənd-; spelling pronunciation ˈæl məndˌʃeɪpt/
having an oval shape usually pointed at one or both ends. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • One almond-shaped eye had been partly torn from its socket, leaving a hideous, red scar.

  • 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.

  • His almond-shaped eyes imparted to his face an expression of soft and sentimental melancholy.

    Victory Joseph Conrad

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