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Shape

Implies a three-dimensional definition that indicates outline and bulk of the outlined area.
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shape

1. Any of a number of metal bars or beams of uniform section, as an I-beam.
2. To cut a profile or detail, as a beaded or rounded edge on a board.
3. To work a material to a required pattern, as on a shaper.
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With its holly-like leaves and shapely outline, it should be given a prime position so it can be appreciated all year round.
For a boudoir extraordinaire the Ornans range is lovely, with its shapely, scalloped lines and white painted finish.
The missing document was attached at Pontypridd Magistrates' Court after Mr Shapely was arrested for threatening his mother, Barbara, with a knife.
His widow, Karen Shapely, and mother, Barbara, said Mr Shapely had begun to drink heavily from around September 2012.
The 24-year-old was the epitome of fresh-faced natural beauty, as she scraped her hair back into a bun and went without make-up, and poured her shapely figure into a skimpy string two-piece.
The black chrome base is oh-so shapely while the black shade casts a seductive glow.
"Shapely Sleepy Sheep" is a fun book to teach or reinforce knowledge of shapes.
He even appeared to be checking out her shapely backside at one point.
As such this house focuses on a white hill that cuts deep into the centre of the plan: a shapely mass that can be sensed in all the rooms, but never reached.
Wumni, best known as the shapely dreadlocked silhouette which graced the cover of Soul to Soul's Back to Life cover, will be appearing at the Drum.
Bubble skirts very modern, so balance out the funkiness by adding a pretty blouse and a prim, shapely jacket.
Palm Trees: A Story in Photographs (Westwood Pacific Publishing, 2005; $40) by author and photographer David Leaser is a celebration of these shapely trees in all their sizes and forms, from the tall and graceful to the short and stout.