Usage examples for globular

  1. In the British Museum is a nodule of globular or Egyptian jasper, which, in its fracture, bears a striking resemblance to the well- known portrait of Chaucer. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. The seed- vessel in this plant is more globular than in the British Charae, and therefore more nearly resembles in form the extinct fossil species found in England, France, and other countries. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  3. Still another characteristic of this particularly interesting bird is its unique architectural effects produced with coarse grasses woven into globular form and suspended in the reeds. – Bird-Neighbors by Blanchan, Neltje
  4. There, in Mabel's lap, was surely a round, globular- shaped object that had either dropped from the sky or had been thrown at them by an unknown hand. – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  5. Ahead he saw the bright globular sign of the Stardust Cafe. – Brink of Madness by Walter J. Sheldon
  6. Tentacles usually 4- 6, occasionally 8. They are always slender except when they are contracted, then becoming swollen at the base and slightly globular at the tip. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale
  7. " An atom," Sir Oliver Lodge says, " consists of a globular mass of positive electricity with minute negative electrons embedded in it." – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  8. This bizarre scene, suggestive of nothing so much as an Eastern romance, was due to the presence of several Arabs in heavy robes, who had in some way entered in the darkness, and who now stood around the walls, four of their number holding in their brown hands these peculiar globular lights, which were of a kind quite new to those present. – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  9. His two semi- globular eyes, seemingly opaque, were surrounded by six smaller ones. – The Wealth of Echindul by Noel Miller Loomis
  10. Under the matted mass of his hair, he was grinning in amiable agony, and his globular eyes yearned upon me with a motionless and glassy lustre. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  11. Invariably toiling at something in his immense canvas apron, the bosun's globular eyes were charged with an expression of patient amazement at a troublesome world. – Command by William McFee
  12. His globular head was curiously shaven. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  13. The eggs are a moderately long, and generally a pretty perfect, oval, often pointed towards one end, sometimes globular, seldom, if ever, much elongated. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  14. To provide for this, there is in the middle of the eyeball a firm, elastic, little globular body about the size and shape of a lemon- drop, called the crystalline lens. – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson
  15. He was a droll little object at that time, nearly globular in form and covered with down, like a toy for children to play with. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  16. Even as we find them to- day, they are seen to be merely slight ridges and furrows on the face of the globe, when we reflect on its enormous diameter, but there is good reason to think that in the beginning the earth was much nearer to a perfectly globular form. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  17. The half- sleeping servant, startled at the noise, springs to her feet, rubs her eyes, bounds down the stairs, seizes the globular lamp, and proceeds to open the door. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  18. Then, just as when a child blows soap bubbles through a tube, the light became globular. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  19. He saw he was on the right road to the production of a new variety of vegetable, but before experimenting further along this line he crossed two distinct species of tomatoes and obtained a most ornamental plant, different from the parent stems, about twelve inches high and fifteen inches across with large unusual leaves and producing clusters of uniform globular fruit, the whole giving a most pleasing and unique appearance. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  20. Grandest of all, however, was a globular banner of cloth on which was painted a startling picture of the saint's conversion. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr