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English citations of cucumiform and cucumeriform

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  • 1826, William Kirby and William Spence, An Introduction to Entomology IV, page 265
    Cucumiform (Cucumiformis). Cucumber-shaped. Whose longitudinal section is oblong, and transverse circular.
  • 1838, The Penny Cyclopædia XII: “Hadley, John–Intestina”, Holothuʹria, Holothuria Family, page 270
    The Cucumiform Holothuriæ, whose body is but little elongated, more or less fusiform, pentagonal, with tentaculiform suckers forming five ambulacra, one on each angle.
  • 1892, Pamphlets on Biology: Kofoid Collection, page 106
    The animal is cucumiform, tapering slightly at both ends, and possesses a short and inconspicuous conical tail (PI. 11. fig. 6).
  • 1898, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London XXVI, pages 32⁽¹⁾ and 36⁽²⁾
    ⁽¹⁾ Body cucumiform, bluntly rounded in front, more tapering behind; posterior extremity slightly turned up dorsalwards.
    ⁽²⁾ Body cucumiform, cylindrical, with the posterior third or thereabouts strongly turned up dorsalwards and tapering to the anus.
  • 1925, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia L, page 149
    The ova (in an early stage) are orange in colour, broadly cucumiform in shape, and about 2·4 mm. long by 1·65 mm. wide.
  • 1927, New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Bulletin CCI, page 34
    Body more or less cucumiform, tapering abruptly to anus at posterior end.
  • 1935, Records of the Indian Museum XXXVII, page 450
    Regular, simple, globose, ovoid, ellipsoid, fusiform, cucumiform or moniliform, local or subextensive, terminal or basal, general tuberous swellings, about 30–45 mm. long and 10–15 mm. in diameter.
  • 1947, Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano (Reynal & Hitchcock), page 207
    He opened his eyes . . . But the abominable impact on his whole being at this moment of the fact that that hideously elongated cucumiform bundle of blue nerves and gills below the steaming unselfconscious stomach had sought its pleasure in his wife’s body brought him trembling to his feet.
  • 1953, Philip Luginbill, Sr. and Henry Raymond Painter, May Beetles of the United States and Canada, pages 71⁽¹⁾ and 79⁽²⁾
    ⁽¹⁾ Mesal region of sterna IV–VI dished; VII with a transverse cucumiform scabrous ridge.
    ⁽²⁾ Mesal region of sterna IV–VI flattened, slightly dished; VII with a transverse scabrous cucumiform ridge and depression behind on either side.
  • 1955, William Gaddis, The Recognitions (Harcourt, Brace), page 329
    She was there, tumbling the marvelous cucumiform weights down upon a chest which looked as though it would cave in under such manna.
  • 1965, Anthony Bloomfield, Throw (Scribner), page 59
    He found his right hand had slid to his groin, taking the cucumiform warmth and familiarity for comfort, like an infant sucking teat or thumb.
  • 1970, Susan D. Feakin [ed.], Pest Control in Rice (Centre for Overseas Pest Research, Great Britain), page 187
    The larvae hatch and spend up to 7 months in cucumiform cells pressed into the earth above or slightly into the subsoil.
  • 1970, Michael Mewshaw, Man in Motion (Random House), page 173
    Still amazingly cucumiform in girth, the cock lost its rigidity and could be folded — even if painfully — into his underwear.
  • 1971, Walter Henry Snell and Esther A. Dick, A Glossary of Mycology (2nd ed., Harvard University Press), page 40
    cucumeriform. Cucumber-shaped. [L. cucumis cucumber + form.]
  • 1975, North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Technical Bulletin, issues 232–238, page 47
    Grape colaspis overwinter as larvae within cucumiform cells in the soil.
  • 1976, Clarence D. Johnson and John Mark Kingsolver, Systematics of Stator of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), page 33
    Antenna with segment 1 cucumiform, 2–4 conical, 5 through 10 eccentric, trapezoidal, 11 elliptical, segments 5–11 forming subserrate club.
  • 1978, Stanford University Publications: Geological Sciences XIV–XVII, page 152
    Small proximate dinoflagellate cysts with oval to elliptical outline in dorsoventral view and cucumiform to oval to elliptical in lateral and oblique views; average width/length ratio (W.L.R.) varies from 0.65 to 0.81.
  • 1993, Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde LXIII, page 46
    We coined the following expressions: “soie cucumiforme” (cucumiform seta) for a medium-sized blunt mesochaeta, “soie bacilliforme” (bacilliform seta) for a short blunt mesochaeta, “soie gladiforme” (gladiform seta) for a rather short and thick seta looking like a two-edged sword, and “soie en crosse” (crooked seta) for a blunt seta ending by a crook.
  • 2000, African Entomology (Entomological Society of Southern Africa) IX, page 114
    The sensory appendix at the apex of antennal segment II in Eletica is unique; it is cucumiform in shape and extremely large (longer than the length of the antenna itself).
  • 2000, John G. Conran and Amanda Temby, “Embryology and affinities of the Boryaceae (Asparagales)” in Monocots: Systematics and Evolution, eds. Karen L. Wilson and David A. Morrison, page unknown
    The roots of Apostasia possess minute cucumiform stalked tubercles which along with the root cortex are sites for peloton (hyphal coil) formation.
  • 2003, Robin D. Gill, Rise, Ye Sea Slugs! 浮け, pages 25⁽¹⁾ and 29⁽²⁾
    ⁽¹⁾ Since gourds are found in almost as many shapes as sea cucumber, Pliny’s cucumis (cucumiform = cylindrical)/gourdlike would have been preferable.
    ⁽²⁾ The maria are obviously “sea-things” (mar+ia) and cucu, “cucumiform,” (or, wrongly, “cuculate,” “hooded”), but I imagine a cuckoo, a virgin and, with the species Cucumaria curata, a curate, as well.
  • 2006, Yves Bousquet and Serge Laplante, Coleoptera Histeridae, page 156
    First abdominal sternum of male with median callus near posterior edge; fifth sternum of male produced into a stout blunt cucumiform protuberance at middle.
  • 2011, Terry Pratchett, Snuff: Discworld Novel 39, page 17
    Uncharacteristically for him, Lord Vetinari laughed out loud. He very nearly gloated at the downfall of his enemy and slammed his copy of the Ankh-Morpork Times, open at the crossword page, on to his desk. ‘Cucumiform, shaped like a cucumber or a variety of squash! l thumb my nose at you, madam!’