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shapely


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shapely  \Shape"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Shapelier};  superl. 
  {Shapeliest}.] 
  1.  Well-formed;  having  a  regular  shape;  comely;  symmetrical. 
  --T.  Warton. 
 
  Waste  sandy  valleys,  once  perplexed  with  thorn,  The 
  spiry  fir  and  shapely  box  adorn.  --Pope. 
 
  Where  the  shapely  column  stood.  --Couper. 
 
  2.  Fit  suitable.  [Obs.] 
 
  Shaply  for  to  be  an  alderman.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shapely 
  adj  :  having  a  well-proportioned  and  pleasing  shape;  "a  slim  waist 
  and  shapely  legs"  [ant:  {unshapely}] 




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