How to use Tapering in a sentence
The tail is bushy, but tapering at the end.
The "tapering off" of the dose is the best method.
The aconite has a short underground stem, from which dark-coloured tapering roots descend.
The Raphidiidae or snake-flies (q.v.) are remarkable for the long, narrow, tapering prothorax which gives the appearance of a constricted neck, while the female has a long ovipositor.
In form these animals are somewhat pig-like; the body is stout, with arched back; the limbs are short and stout, armed with strong, blunt claws; the ears disproportionately long; and the tail very thick at the base and tapering gradually.Advertisement
The flowers are regular and symmetrical, having five sepals, tapering to a point and hairy on the margin, five petals which speedily fall, ten stamens, and a pistil bearing five distinct styles.
The typical genus Macropus, in which the muzzle is generally naked, the ears large, the fur on the nape of the neck usually directed backwards, the claw of the fourth hind-toe very large, and the tail stout and tapering, includes a large number of species.
The first specimen of the apparatus found at Perugia resembles a candelabrum on a base, tapering towards the top, with a blunt end, on which the small disk (found near the rod), which has a hole near the edge and is slightly hollow in the middle, could be balanced.
The usual form is familiar - sessile, more or less ribbon-shaped, tapering to a point, and entire at the edge.
The mammoth redwood tree of California,Sequoia (Wellingtonia) gigantea, which represents the tallest Gymnosperm, is a good example of the regular tapering main stem and narrow pyramidal form.Advertisement
This consists of hard, elongated, slender, cylindrical or tapering, thread-like masses of epidermic tissue, each of which grows, without branching, from a short prominence, or papilla, sunk at the bottom of a pit, or follicle, in the true skin, or dermis.
Other epidermic appendages are the horns of ruminants and rhinoceroses - the former being elongated, tapering, hollow caps of hardened epidermis of fibrous structure, fitting on and growing from conical projections of the frontal bones and always arranged in pairs, while the latter are of similar structure, but without any internal bony support, and situated in the middle line.
The filament is usually, as its name imports, filiform or threadlike, and cylindrical, or slightly tapering towards its summit.
Tail a little more than half the length of the body and head together, broad and strong at the base, and gradually tapering to the end, somewhat flattened horizontally.
High wing cantilever monoplane, tapering in plan form and thickness, built on a single box spar of corrugated light alloy sheet.Advertisement
Show Characteristics The head should be long and finely chiseled, with the skull being roughly equal to the length of the tapering muzzle.
The jaw is wide at the hinge tapering to a broad blunt muzzle.
The head viewed face on resembles a triangle tapering in straight lines to a fine muzzle.
On stepped square plinth a pedestal in form of Roman funerary monument, surmounted by tapering obelisk, pointed at summit.
The entrance from the stair landing is of a heavy and sumptuous Jacobean style with thick tapering pilasters.Advertisement
Wide span center section of constant chord but tapering slightly in thickness, and two outer sections tapering slightly in thickness, and two outer sections tapering in chord and thickness.
It is a tapering, flame-shaped tree resembling the Lombardy poplar; its branches are thickly covered with small, imbricated, shining-green leaves; the male catkins are about 3 lines in length; the cones are between i and 12 in.
The stock is headed off by an oblique transverse cut as shown at a, a slice is then pared off the side as at b, and on the face of this a tongue or notch is made, the cut being in a downward direction; the scion c is pared off in a similar way by a single clean sharp cut, and this is notched or tongued in the opposite direction as the figure indicates; the two are then fitted together as shown at d, so that the inner bark of each may come in contact at least on one side, and then tied round with damp soft bast as at e; next some grafting clay is taken on the forefinger and pushed down on each side so as to fill out the space between the top of the stock and the graft, and a portion is also rubbed over the ligatures on the side where the graft is placed, a handful of the clay is then taken, flattened out, and rolled closely round the whole point of junction, being finished off to a tapering form both above and below, as shown by the dotted line f.
I am tapering off very slowly using the two separate drugs.
Wide span center section of constant chord but tapering slightly in thickness, and two outer sections tapering in chord and thickness.Advertisement
The tapering does make reaching the tiny bottom lashes much easier and the quill-like bristles allow the lashes to separate cleanly when applying.
Flick the line slightly upward at the outer corners, tapering to a fine point at the end, and let the liner dry completely.
Rather thicker at the end that goes into the glass to crush or "muddle" the ingredients together and tapering to an easy to grip handle so you can get some good torque going as you grind the mint into the sugar and lime juice.
People who use it regularly will require a gradual tapering off from the drug in order to avoid painful and relatively debilitating symptoms, both physical and psychological.
These are the chief beauty of the plant, each from 1 foot to 13 inches long and 3 inches to 3 1/2 inches broad, tapering rather suddenly to a very fine point; the color a vivid green on the upper surface, glaucous on the lower.
The leaves are very stout, about 4 feet long and 3 inches wide, with dark edges and tapering rapidly; towards the base they become deeply channelled, with the edges rolled inwards until they almost meet as a tube.
These inconspicuous flowers give place to glossy, orange-yellow fruits of great beauty, crowded upon long tapering spikes of 6 to 9 inches.
The tubers are about 2 inches long, broadest at the root end and tapering to the apex.
The leaves are entire, tapering at both ends, and covered with long coarse hairs of a shining yellow color.
They are, however, perennial, and when the leaves are killed by frost the tapering black root must be lifted and stored in sand during the winter.
M. cordata comes very near the older kind, save that its leaves are rounded and tapering like those of a Convolvulus, and the flowers have traces of a magenta-purple.
The leaves are from 5 inches to 7 inches long by three-quarters of an inch to 1 inch in width, tapering to a sharp point, and markedly constricted at about an inch from the end, which has the appearance of a little tongue.
America, is hardy in sheltered positions, and has elegant tapering dark green fronds about 1 foot in height.
The leaves form a dense tuft on the top of a stem 1 to 3 feet high, and are 3 or 4 inches broad at the base, tapering to a long point; flowers in a dense oblong head nearly 1 foot long, bright yellow or tinged red, appearing in late autumn.
Kniphofia Tysoni - A handsome new variety, with persistent strong foliage of a soft glaucous shade, each left measuring 3 feet or more in length and 3 1/2 inches wide at base, tapering to a fine point; the edges of leaf finely serrated.
S. californicum has stout stems of 5 to 7 feet, with branched and tapering spikes of greenish-white bell-shaped flowers, followed by ornamental fruits.
The flowers are of medium size, with pointed and sharply tapering petals, and they last longer than almost any other kind when open.
The leaves vary much in size even on the same twig, being 3 to 5 inches long, tapering to a point, 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 inches wide, slightly hairy on both sides, and edged with coarse sharp teeth.
Delicately constructed from sterling silver beads, tapering from larger in the middle to smaller at the ends, each bracelet holds half of a beautiful heart charm.
They do this by progressively tapering the lens from the optical center to the peripheral view.
Trials should be performed through the gradual tapering off of medications and should always be done under a doctor's supervision.
Detoxification can be accomplished suddenly, by complete and immediate cessation of all substance use or by slowly decreasing (tapering) the dose that a person is taking, to minimize the side effects of withdrawal.
A substance (such as methadone in the case of heroin addiction) may be substituted for the original substance of abuse, with gradual tapering of this substituted drug.
Detoxification can be accomplished "cold turkey," by complete and immediate cessation of all substance use, or by slowly decreasing (tapering) the dose that a person is taking, to minimize the side effects of withdrawal.
For example, methadone is used to help patients adjust to the tapering of heroin use.
Waistlines were high, empire style, and skirts were wide around the hips, tapering in at the ankle.
You can simply roll the wax onto the wick, tapering it a one end, or you can jazz it up by trying different colors.
Full trees are the traditional cone-shaped tree, tapering from a wide base to the point.
Tapering the arches to add delicacy to the ring.
If you like the tapering shape, whittle it down on one end with a paring knife until it is roughly the shape you want.
Upper margin of the end of the proboscis developed into a distinct finger-like process, much longer than the lower margins, and the whole trunk uniformly tapering and smooth.
Tail of moderate length, thick at the base and tapering towards the apex, clothed with short hair_ First hind toe (including the metacarpal bone) absent.
The lower incisors are partially inclined forwards, compressed and tapering, bevelled at the ends.
In many cases a still heavier type is used for the first mile or two from shore, and several intermediate types are often introduced, tapering gradually to the thin deep-water type.
It is excentric as regards the pole and sends tapering extensions towards the south.
The prothorax is convex in front, and is usually drawn out behind into a prominent process on either side, while the elytra are elongate and tapering.
The triungulin searches for the eggs, and, after a moult, becomes changed into a soft-skinned tapering larva.
The most active form of larva found in this family resembles in shape that of a ladybird, tapering towards the tail end, and having the trunk segments protected by small firm sclerites.
Under favourable conditions of growth it is a lofty tree, with a nearly straight, tapering trunk, throwing out in somewhat irregular whorls its widespreading branches, densely clothed with dark, clear green foliage.
Its great value to the English forester is as a "nurse" for other trees, for which its dense leafage and tapering form render it admirably fitted, as it protects, without overshading, the young saplings, and yields saleable stakes and small poles when cut out.
The white spruce (Picea alba), sometimes met with in English plantations, is a tree of lighter growth than the black spruce, the branches being more widely apart; the foliage is of a light glaucous green; the small light-brown cones are more slender and tapering than in P. nigra, and the scales have even edges.
The Heteropoda exhibit a series of modifications in the form and proportions of the visceral mass and foot, leading from a condition readily comparable with that of a typical Pectinibranch such as Rostellaria, with the three regions of the foot strongly marked and a coiled visceral hump of the usual proportions, up to a condition in which the whole body is of a tapering cylindrical shape, the foot a plate-like vertical fin, and the visceral hump almost completely atrophied.
It projects horizontally forwards from the head in the form of a cylindrical or slightly tapering, pointed tusk, composed of ivory, with a central cavity reaching almost to the apex, without enamel, and with the surface marked by spiral grooves and ridges, running in a sinistral direction.
From this root, which lay horizontally, smaller roots pushed down into the mud, and the stem of the plant sprang up to the height of 4 cubits, being triangular and tapering in form.
The horse-radish root, which belongs to the natural order Cruciferae, is much longer than that of the aconite, and it is not tapering; its colour is yellowish, and the top of the root has the remains of the leaves on it.
The corolla is generally funnelshaped, more rarely bell-shaped or tubular; the outer face is often marked out in longitudinal areas, five well-defined areas tapering from base to apex, and marked with longitudinal striae corresponding to the middle of the petals, and alternating with five non-striated weaker triangular areas; in the bud the latter are folded inwards, the stronger areas being exposed and showing a twist to the right.
There was another form of obelisk, also tapering, but more squat than the usual type, with two of the sides narrow and terminating in a rounded top. One such of Senwosri I., covered with sculpture and inscriptions, lies at Ebgig in the Fayum.
Tapering ropes, tail-ropes suspended from the cages, and other means of equalization, are also employed.
Ropes of tapering section may be used for great depths, but are not satisfactory in practice.
In shape the leaves are straight, tapering, cylindrical and pointed; they are about 1 in.
Sometimes an "adapter" is used; this is simply a tapering tube, the side tube being corked into the wider end, and the condenser on to the narrower end.
Their body is covered with small scales and the ventral scutes are mostly narrow; the tail tapering; head flat, rather short; and the eyes of small size.
To the north-west, beyond the Tal-i-Bangi, the magnificent outlines of the Mosalla filled a wide space with the glorious curves of dome and gateway and the stately grace of tapering minars, but the impressive beauty of this, by far the finest architectural structure in all Afghanistan, could not be permitted to weigh against the fact that the position occupied by this pile of solid buildings was fatal to the interests of effective defence.
America, broadening in the north as if to span the oceans by reaching to its neighbours on the east and west, tapering between vast oceans far to the south where the nearest land is in the little-known Antarctic regions, roughly presents the triangular outline that is to be expected from tetrahedral warping; and although greatly broken in the middle, and standing with the northern and southern parts out of a meridian line, America is nevertheless the best witness among the continents of to-day to the tetrahedral theory.
They are heavily built ruminants, with horns of nearly equal size in both sexes, short tapering tails, large hoofs, narrow goat-like upper molars, and usually small face-glands.
The head is short and tapering, the forehead flat and wide, and the nose small; while the legs are strong, thick and well covered with hair.
The district of Hazara extends northeastwards into the outer Himalayan Range, tapering to a narrow point at the head of the Kagan valley.
The lower incisors have long tapering roots, but not of persistent growth; and are straight, directed somewhat forwards, with awlshaped, tri-lobed crowns.
Slender, tapering behind, with subventral cloacal orifice; thin cuticle without papillae; flattened spicules; no gills.
His hands, with tapering fingers, were remarkable for their beauty.
A recent application of the diamond is for wire drawing; a hole tapering towards the centre is drilled through a diamond, and the metal is drawn through this.
The beds are watered by " feeders," that is, channels gradually tapering to the lower extremities, and their crowns cut down, wherever these are placed.
The descent of the water in the feeders will no doubt necessarily increase in rapidity, but the inclination of the beds and the tapering of the feeders should be so adjusted as to counteract the increasing rapidity.
The drill brace appears to have been used by Assyrians in the 7th century B.C. Piercers of bronze tapering (58), to enlarge holes in leather, &c., were common in all ages.
This it enters head-foremost from the rear, while "hermits" in general are forced to go backwards into their spiral or tapering shelters by the front.
The column rules were made tapering towards the feet of the type, and the type was securely locked in on these beds so that it could be held firmly in the required position to form a complete circle, thus allowing the cylinder to revolve at a greater speed than Applegath's, which was polygonal.
Rapid progression is, however, performed only by the powerful hind-limbs, the animals covering the ground by a series of immense bounds, during which the fore part of the body is inclined forwards, and balanced by the long, strong and tapering tail, which is carried horizontally backwards.
But when it grows in dense woods, where the lower branches decay and drop off early, only a small head of foliage remaining at the tapering summit, its stem, though frequently of great height, is rarely more than 11 or 2 ft.
It has a graceful tapering spire 402 ft.
That of Hydrophilus is attached to a floating leaf, and is provided with a hollow, tapering process, which projects above the surface and presumably conveys air to the enclosed eggs.
His shoulders were wide, his back wide and tapering to a slender, lean stomach and hips.