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obtuse

1. Maths
a. (of an angle) lying between 90? and 180?
b. (of a triangle) having one interior angle greater than 90?
2. (of a leaf or similar flat part) having a rounded or blunt tip

obtuse

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(botany)
Of a leaf, having a blunt or rounded free end.
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Head strongly convex; anterior clypeal margin weakly reflexed, angulate on either side near distinct median emargination; sides gently arcuate, barely notched near moderately produced, obtusely rounded, haired genae; tubercles rather coarse, uniform, prominent, evenly distributed; pair of occipital oblique ridges elevated, sharp, surrounded by close, small tubercles; eyes normally developed; marginal supraocular carina very distinct.
There are few critical studies of the story, and these few seem almost obtusely unaware of the relation between it and Mansfield Park.
The ordinance, which several commissioners said was obtusely written and confusing, requires a project to be of high quality and to meet a lengthy series of criteria while providing a tangible benefit to the whole community.
All through, Falconer shows the same sardonic opportunism, the eye that gathers the absurd and the obtusely lyrical into the same bundle, the heady sense that this is a unique prose occasion not to be botched.
She could also be obtusely Victorian on related subjects.
On a final level, "homesick" can mean "sick from home" - psychologically debilitated as the result of "home" not just in the sense of one's childhood domicile, but more obtusely in the sense of the traumatic experiences, dubious parental examples, and even the genetic legacy that are so often visited upon hapless offspring.
There are the zealots of the true faith (Camille Paglia); the high-priest interpreters and dogmatists (those postmodern professors speaking obtusely in The Madonna Connection*); and the apostates (mostly mainstream reviewers who, having presented the credential of onetime adherence, now condemn her).
Body slightly flattened, broadest at posterior margin of elytra, abdomen convergent to more or less obtusely pointed; pubescent, macrosetae small, difficult to distinguish from microsetae; brown, head and abdominal tergites III-VI dark brown, antennomeres 1-3 and legs light brown.
Fore femur with a large, acutely angulate tooth arising slightly anterior of center from inner face, posterior margin and apex of this tooth bearing a dense fringe of very short, stiff erect setae, length of this tooth (measured from dorsal margin of femur to apex of tooth and excluding apical setal tuft) slightly less than maximum width of femur on basal half, a shorter obtusely angulate tooth bearing a dense fringe of very short, stiff erect setae present on ventral margin of femur immediately posterior to larger tooth in area subtended by infolded apex of fore tarsus; fore femur widening distally in lateral view, maximum width anterior to tooth (0.
20 mm long (with extended petals), sessile, densely arranged, odorless; sepals symmetrical or nearly so, ovate, 12-13 x 4-5 mm, free, entire, green, rigid, densely and coarsely white-floccose-lepidote except for the glabrous margins, apex acuminate-caudate, pungent, the adaxial ones carinate with keels decurrent on the ovary, the abaxial obtusely carinate; petals narrowly sublinear-spatulate, rounded and inconspicuously cucullate, ca.
Leaves alternate; short-petiolate; blades obovate to oblong, pinnately veined, margin obtusely dentate-serrate, pubescent to glabrate.