In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Where the old car had concave surfaces on the doors, the new doors swell outwards, lending more bulk to the profile.
- Galileo's telescope had a convex object lens but a concave eye-piece.
- As the enamel shrinks on melting and cools with a concave surface, more has to be poured in and the process repeated.
- The shape of each is similar, with a slightly concave surface, a rolled rim, and a high foot ring.
- The exterior walls were composed of concave and convex red bricks.
- It is possible to see the outline of a concave façade and shallow forecourt.
- Pictures of bound feet show the toes bent right under the sole, which is so curved it is concave.
- The first surface of the head support arm is concave and the second surface of the head support arm is convex.
- The human shoulder blade is a thin triangle of bone with a thick crest along one edge, and a shallow, concave joint surface in one corner.
- The articular surface itself is concave, not convex as in many chelonioids.
- You maintain your lower back curve, which is concave, by sitting straight in your chair.
- Similar double curvatures were used for concave lenses, and even more complicated corrections for astigmatism.
- Depressions are concave regions on protein surfaces that have no constriction at the mouth.
- McElwee contrasts convex and concave forms with building recesses and relief carvings.
- Choose only firm tubers and look for those with tiny sprouts showing on their upper, concave surfaces.
- If the outside edges appear to get sanded first, yet the middle part isn't affected, then you have a concave surface.
- This is a small group of specialized ellesmerocerids with a concave outline of siphuncle segments.
- Its profile may show anything from a rather gentle concave upward curve to a series of complex scarps and sediment-filled basins.
- Above it, to signal the presence of occupied space, is a shallow concave circle dug out of the ground.
- You stand in a dark room looking at a round concave surface perhaps five feet in diameter.
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