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recurve

[ri-kurv] /rɪˈkɜrv/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), recurved, recurving.
1.
to curve or bend back or backward.
Origin of recurve
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin recurvāre, equivalent to re- re- + curvāre to curve
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  • So again in 747 and 748 the recurve appears primarily as a highlight; is that correct?

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  • An appendage at that point is considered to spoil the recurve or obstruction.

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  • It must be free of any appendages abutting upon the outside of the recurve at a right angle.

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  • The abutment is at right angles and therefore spoils the recurve.

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  • If no second recurve is present, an obstruction at right angles to the inner line of flow is acceptable in lieu of it.

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  • Placing the delta upon the recurve would spoil that recurve.

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  • Since the delta would be located on the only recurve, this recurving ridge is eliminated from consideration.

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  • These tented arches have two of the loop characteristics, recurve and delta, but lack the third, the ridge count.

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  • To spoil the recurve of a whorl the appendage must be connected to the recurve at the point of contact with the line of flow.

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  • This pattern has a recurve and a separate delta, but it still lacks the ridge count necessary to make it a loop.

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British Dictionary definitions for recurve

recurve

/rɪˈkɜːv/
verb
1.
to curve or bend (something) back or down or (of something) to be so curved or bent
Word Origin
C16: from Latin recurvāre from re- + curvāre to curve
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