Emigration, which hit epic levels in the 1980s and 1990s, seems to have tapered off.
When it tapered off in 2005, stability and economic growth returned to the West Bank—to the tune of eight percent last year.
The former OC star, 26, was channelling Hollywood chic in a tapered tuxedo and bright orange lipstick.
tapered end, covered with interlaced cordage for the purpose of making it stronger.
The lips of this gasket are tapered, with the narrow edge up.
A hundred feet from the door began the broad jade-green steps of a stair that tapered toward the top like the side of a pyramid.
They were thick and leathery and tapered from base to apex like a triangle.
The reins or handles are welded to the small ends and tapered down as shown in the drawing, then rounded 41⁄2 ins.
But it was hard to cut a ladle for the long, tapered chamber.
A burst of roaring energy streamed from the tapered stern of their vessel and the earth lurched violently to meet them.
Old English tapur, taper "candle," not found outside English, possibly a dissimilated borrowing from Latin papyrus (see papyrus), which was used in Medieval Latin and some Romance languages for "wick of a candle" (e.g. Italian papijo "wick"), because these often were made from the pith of papyrus. Cf. also German kerze "candle," from Old High German charza, from Latin charta, from Greek khartes "papyrus, roll made from papyrus, wick made from pith of papyrus."
"shoot up like a flame or spire," 1580s, from taper (n.). Sense of "gradually decrease in size, force, etc." first recorded c.1600. Related: Tapered; tapering.