The Waralis worship Waghia the lord of tigers in the form of a shapeless stone.
She rarely combed her hair, owned no more than three or four shapeless dresses, which appeared in all seasons, most of which were stained and wrinkled.
In Babylonia the abundance of clay and want of stone led to the employment of brick; the Babylonian temples are massive but shapeless structures of crude brick, supported by buttresses, the rain being carried off by drains, one of which at Ur was of lead.
William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (2 vols., 1827), is a ponderous and shapeless work.
Soft clay was then carefully laid on to strengthen the mould, in considerable thickness, till the whole statue appeared like a shapeless mass of clay, round which iron hoops were bound to hold it all together.
in thickness containing "coprolites"; these consist of phosphatized wood, bones, casts of shells, and shapeless lumps.
A relief map of Brazil shows two very irregular divisions of surface: the great river basins, or plains, of the Amazon-Tocantins and La Plata, which are practically connected by low elevations in Bolivia, and a huge, shapeless mass of highlands filling the eastern projection of the continent and extending southward to the plains of Rio Grande do Sul and westward to the Bolivian frontier.
The great pyramid of Cholula with its hemispherical temple of Quetzalcoatl at the top, now an almost shapeless hill surmounted by a church, was about thrice as long and twice as high as the teocalli of Mexico.
cube, though the shapeless structure is not really an exact cube nor even exactly rectangular.'
In some cases an attempt was made to give a more regular form to the original shapeless stone: thus Apollo Agyieus was represented by a conical pillar with pointed end, Zeus Meilichius in the form of a pyramid.
The Gonds in India worship a horse-god, Koda Pen, in the form of a shapeless stone; but it is not clear that the horse is regarded as divine.
The very sense of dramatic fitness has temporarily vanished from public musical opinion, together with the sense of musical form, in consequence of another prevalent habit, that of presenting shapeless extracts from Wagner's operas as orchestral pieces without voices or textbooks or any hint that such adjuncts are desirable.
But small portrait statues must surely have been made to be carried about or used in private worship. Meanwhile the shapeless cone remained the object of public adoration and pilgrimage.
It was the most comical shapeless thing, this improvised doll, with no nose, mouth, ears or eyes--nothing that even the imagination of a child could convert into a face.
In this disease the face is heavy, puffy and expressionless, the lips thick, the speech slow, the hands shapeless and spade-like, the patient apathetic, the circulation slow and the extremities cold.
degenerates into a sloppy, shapeless mess.
Just skip the long, shapeless nightgowns featuring large, dark plaid prints.
The fit: Too long, too baggy, cut for men, and otherwise shapeless on a woman's curves.
The lingerie industry is not populated by sleek and shapeless figures, instead focusing on the seductive curves and feminine appeal necessary to flaunt lingerie designs.
While a chemise is easy to wear, it is possible to pick one that's somewhat shapeless or unflattering.
Winter pajamas aren't all shapeless burlap sack types.
Sometimes the uniforms for jobs in health care can feel boring and shapeless, but fitted doctor lab coats can help amend the situation.
The dress of the women in the lowest ranks of society was at first a shapeless dress.
He waved down at his shapeless clothes, then pushed his spectacles higher on his nose.
He painted the walls a deep blue, used a make-up sponge to apply what actually did appear to be make-up to create a kind of shapeless design, and then only did that to a portion of the wall.
Tailored dress will almost always look better than something too baggy or shapeless.
Instead, a shapeless shift served as underclothing.
But anyone who has frequented art schools and seen the shapeless, pitiful model which the students are industriously drawing will know that this is an illusion" (Clark, p. 3).
In this day and age of fashion-forward sensibility and high style, there's no reason to lumber around town in an enormous, shapeless coat that leaves you looking like a giant marshmallow.
Many modern clothes can make a curvy girl look dowdy or, worse, bigger and more shapeless.
Have you ever noticed how a thin woman looks shapeless if she's hunched over?
Avoid dresses that are shapeless and oversized.
Clothing for plus size juniors used to be uniformly shapeless and either dark, or bizarrely striped.
If you buy a loose, shapeless coat you'll end up looking just like that - shapeless.
Most of the formal clothing choices offered in retail stores lacked style, generally making the fuller figure appear shapeless and unattractive.
Steer clear of shapeless clothes, which do nothing to highlight your figure.
Fortunately, the plus size clothing industry is finally boundless, no longer limited to the handful of shapeless, less-than-flattering pieces that were once the norm.
Once limited to shapeless, uninspired styles that didn't offer women much variety, today's size 18 cocktail dresses are available in numerous colors, cuts and fabrics.
In fact, certain tunics may be more shapeless, boxy and tent-like than others; this is a look that doesn't flatter anyone.
To that end, shapeless shifts and other wide cuts are not recommended.
Gone are the days when your one option in plus size workout clothes for women was a shapeless gray sweatsuit.
In general, avoid shapeless cuts that add bulk to your frame.
Gone are the days when plus size pant suits were completely shapeless and unflattering.
While shapeless, boxy coats and poorly cut sweaters were once the norm for plus size women, today the sweater coat - and plenty of other tops - offer consumers the kind of variety they have long craved.
Once upon a time, plus size sleepwear options consisted of shapeless gowns that resembled muumuus, and a handful of tops and bottoms that would just about hide a woman's body beneath yards of unnecessary fabric.
A loose vintage cardigan tends to drop to the hip, which can make your hips look larger while giving you a more shapeless look overall.
On the contrary, sweater coats enjoy a free flowing type of fit - and they're a far cry from the shapeless, boxy styles that plus size women once had no choice but to wear.
The flapper look consisted of a loose, shapeless shift dress that skimmed the body and ended at the knees - or, for the especially daring, slightly above the knees.
While it might seem shapeless at first, look for pieces in thermal or jersey, like a long-sleeved top, which can conform to the curves of your figure.
Women's denim overalls might make you think of farmers, hard work, or shapeless silhouettes.
Women with more waif-like figures need to make sure that they buy these garments true to their size, as sheath dresses will look like shapeless sacks on thinner body-types.
These are quite charming, but they may occasionally look shapeless and baggy, especially on small frames.
Women's modest clothing isn't limited to black and shapeless items, but it can be a challenge to find pieces that fit fairly well without being too revealing.
Shift dresses can occasionally look shapeless, but don't let that stop you from wearing one.
The sealed cells are dark-coloured and sunken, pierced with irregular holes, and the larvae in all stages from the crescent-shaped healthy condition to that in which the dead larvae are seen lying at the bottom of the cells, flaccid and shapeless.
It was nothing more than a large, shapeless lump of glass, dark and smoky.
Earl Woods sits slumped in a red leather recliner amidst his memorabilia, unshaven, smoking, dressed in a shapeless blue tracksuit.
shapeless lump into something perfectly formed.
I was turned from being an shapeless lump into something perfectly formed.
The earth is " without form " - a shapeless mass.
Some are carefully drawn with added red centers while others are shapeless blobs.
It must also be happily reported that, shortly thereafter, the Dean 's shapeless cream hat went missing.
Gone are the shapeless smocks of years past.
Even if you don't have the perfect body, fitted costumes tend to be more flattering than baggy, shapeless ensembles.
Ladies Croc shoes are no longer limited to shapeless clogs designed to be worn in the garden.
Instead of fitting close to the calves like other boots, the Yaghi is so fluffy that your legs may look virtually shapeless when wearing them.
shapeless cream hat went missing.
shapeless clothes, then pushed his spectacles higher on his nose.
In the corner of the lower slab is a rather shapeless hinge socket, indicating that the gate hinge also was not well formed.
Stolze accordingly started the theory that the royal castle of Persepolis stood close by Nakshi Rustam, and has sunk in course of time to shapeless heaps of earth, under which the remains may be concealed.
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