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Word: serrated

Definition: having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf


Sentences Containing 'serrated'

A serrated knife should not be used on a plastic cutting board. The sharper the knife, the longer the cutting board will last. Semi-disposable thin flexible cutting boards also ease transferring their contents to a cooking or storage vessel.
A toothed lock washer, also known as a serrated washer or star washer, has serrations that extend radially inward and/or outward to bite into the bearing surface.
And this applies to all forms with serrated edges: some large order must be found to which the fussiness of the edges must conform.
Each of the curving stone leaves is separately drained to prevent frost damage, and the "stiff serrated edges of the lowest and topmost leaves and the plum berry-like fruits are all cunningly graded so that water cannot accumulate anywhere, ensuring that frozen trapped water cannot damage the delicate stonework."
However, the scales on the lower flanks stick out at a distinct 45° angle and have a central ridge, or keel, that is serrated (hence the common name).
In one species examined by me the vibracula were slightly curved and serrated along the outer margin, and all of them on the same polyzoary often moved simultaneously; so that, acting like long oars, they swept a branch rapidly across the object-glass of my microscope.
It is generally admitted that the ordinary spines serve as a protection; and if so, there can be no reason to doubt that those furnished with serrated and movable branches likewise serve for the same purpose; and they would thus serve still more effectively as soon as by meeting together they acted as a prehensile or snapping apparatus.
Rough cutting edges—such as serrated knives—abrade and damage a cutting surface more rapidly than do smooth cutting implements.
Seeds are disseminated by their minuteness, by their capsule being converted into a light balloon-like envelope, by being embedded in pulp or flesh, formed of the most diverse parts, and rendered nutritious, as well as conspicuously coloured, so as to attract and be devoured by birds, by having hooks and grapnels of many kinds and serrated awns, so as to adhere to the fur of quadrupeds, and by being furnished with wings and plumes, as different in shape as they are elegant in structure, so as to be wafted by every breeze.
Something should be said about the serrated edges of masses, like those of trees seen against the sky.
The dark green leaves have serrated edges.
The dragons are lovingly executed and transformed into long-limbed creatures of fantasy, here and there entwined with tendrils of vine, with winding stems and serrated leaves.
The Echinodermata (star-fishes, sea-urchins, etc.) are furnished with remarkable organs, called pedicellariae, which consist, when well developed, of a tridactyle forceps--that is, of one formed of three serrated arms, neatly fitting together and placed on the summit of a flexible stem, moved by muscles.
The edges of the lower mandible are serrated with teeth much more prominent, coarser and sharper than in the duck.
The ellipsoidal carapace (to 27 cm), similar to that of "M. gibbus" but with a low medial groove, is somewhat serrated with a shallow subcaudal notch, and usually broadest at the 8th marginals and highest on the 3rd vertebral. Some rough striations may occur on the scutes.
The fish-eating members of this group, such as the mergansers and Smew, have serrated edges to their bills to help them grip their prey.
The front facade of the porch has a large horseshoe arch relied on two marble columns and surmounted by a frieze adorned with a blind arcade, all crowned by serrated merlons (in a sawtooth arrangement).
The glandular leaves are triangular in shape with serrated edges.
The jaws are often separate and replaceable, usually engraved with serrated or diamond teeth.
The leaves are a distinct deep purple-crimson on new growth, soon turning glossy green above, glaucous blue-green below, 6-13 cm long and 2-5 cm broad, with a serrated margin.
The leaves are lance shaped, serrated, and reddish at tip, about 2.5 cms (1 inch) long and 1.5 cms (half an inch) broad, and growing in opposite pairs down the square stem.
The leaves have oval or spatula-shaped serrated blades up to 8 or 9 centimeters long by 4 or 5 wide, becoming smaller toward the end of the stem.
The shell of hatchlings is highly serrated while adults have a rounded, smooth shell.
The snout slightly protrudes and the upper jaw is neither notched nor serrated.
The stem is erect, simple, glabrous and striated, the leaves vary in shape on a single plant, with larger, broader, ovate to lanceolate, serrated, petiolated leaves at the base of the stem and smaller, narrower, lanceolate to linear cauline leaves.
These are plants characterized by long, narrow (grass-like) leaves having sharp, often serrated (sawtooth-like) margins, and flowering stems 1–3 m tall bearing a much-branched inflorescence.
They are also distinguished from "Akysis" by well-developed barbels, absence of teeth on the palatine, non-serrated pectoral and dorsal spines, and the apparent absent of the lateral line.
Thus we have fixed spines, with three equi-distant, serrated, movable branches, articulated to near their bases; and higher up, on the same spine, three other movable branches.

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