They could repetitively test a new design—a V-shaped hull, for example, that deflects the blast—until the armored beast survived.
There is a lot of conversation about a slow recovery versus a V-shaped recovery, and that's not how I per se see the world.
The earth is first beaten down with a V-shaped rammer, and then surfaced with one with a flat bottom.
There was a high V-shaped point of land between the two streams.
On the walls were stencilled ribbons with V-shaped ends, and these bore texts in Welsh.
The top has the same V-shaped notch cut in it as the other form of support.
Two fallen logs made a V-shaped chute, which ended close to the carcass.
In this operation note the V-shaped wishbone in front of the sternum.
The upper ends of the rafters are to be mitred, and the V-shaped notch cut as shown in detail drawing.
Two types of deformity occur, the V-shaped arch and the saddle arch.