Usage examples for truncated

  1. A succession of small hillocks, about fifty feet high, bordered each side of the road; and towards the north I could perceive the huge crater of the Iriga, which, in the distance, appeared like a truncated cone. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  2. The 1913 boundaries in the south, like those in the north, were almost the same as those that existed between Greece and Albania in 1970. The Albania that emerged from the Conference of Ambassadors was a truncated one; as many Albanians were left out of the new state as were included in it. – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  3. We steam past truncated hills, past heights that have the look of the stumps of peaks cut half down, - ancient fire- mouths choked by tropical verdure. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  4. The towers of the pylon resemble truncated pyramids and, as they were formed of large stones, they frequently survived when all other parts of the temple fell into ruins. – The Critic in the Orient by George Hamlin Fitch
  5. A striking proof of his careless happiness I discovered in his never referring to the perfect edition of " Whitelocke's Memorials" of 1732, but to the old truncated and faithless one of 1682. Dr. Birch was a writer with no genius for composition, but one to whom British history stands more indebted than to any superior author; his incredible love of labour, in transcribing with his own hand a large library of manuscripts from originals dispersed in public and in private repositories, has enriched the British Museum by thousands of the most authentic documents of genuine secret history. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  6. Its form was that of a truncated cone, and its sides densely covered with trees of some size. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  7. From her wardrobe she drew the things best suited to the day and her humor: a white India silk all softly spotted with appleblossoms, of which she had said when she considered acquiring it that it was too light- minded for her age and size, but yet, vaulting over those objections, had bought and had made up according to its own merits and not hers; a white straw hat with truncated steeple crown, the fashion of that year, small brim faced with moss- green velvet, bunch of green ostrich- tips, right at the front, held in place by band and buckle. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  8. It comes from Switzerland in a hard, truncated cone wrapped in a piece of paper that says: To be used grated only Genuine Swiss Green Cheese Made of skimmed milk and herbs To the housewives! – The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown
  9. The only large building is the Jami or Cathedral, a long barn of poverty- stricken appearance, with broken- down gates, and two white- washed minarets of truncated conoid shape. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  10. Their ends, instead of being a truncated cone, have nine teeth of iron, bound closely together. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  11. A girl, a thing of low- cut blouse, truncated skirts and cheap silk stockings, who had been leaning unnoticed for some time on the rails by his side, spoke. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  12. 3. The presence of great truncated mounds, kindred to the pyramids of Central America, Mexico, Egypt, and India. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  13. As the paper opened and fell away, a short, truncated cone of tin was disclosed, with another smaller one loosely held within it. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  14. Struve, who seemed dissatisfied with the truncated ending, put the pencil back, sipped his toddy and looked absent- minded. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  15. Their snout looks as if it had been suddenly chopped off, as if to expose the nostrils, which are pierced in this truncated portion. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  16. The reason for this is that the plug will become so worn in the preliminary grinding as to assume the form of a highly truncated cone; the socket will assume a reverse form, and the end result will be a loose- fitting plug and socket. – A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing by Bernard D. Bolas
  17. The truncated conical crater summit of the diminutive volcano emitted a vertical and serpentine fume redolent of aromatic oriental incense. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  18. Peat is placed in iron ovens in the form of truncated pyramids, the bottoms of which consist of movable and perforated iron plates. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  19. On the truncated base is a large pearled outlined colorless numeral " 1," dividing the border of the oval and the words " One Cent," in outline colorless capitals. – History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America by John Kerr Tiffany