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- curved into the shape of a bow
- arcuate stalks
- 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
- The cause of the confusion in sounds, and the inconfusion in species visible, is, for that the sight worketh in right lines, and so there can be no coincidence in the eye; but sounds that move in oblique and arcuate lines, must needs encounter and disturb the one the other.
curved into the shape of a bow