Grizzly Weinstein (sea_gaagii) wrote in 1word1day,
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May 23, 2008 - Xiphoid

xiph·oid (zĭf'oid')
adj.
Shaped like a sword.
Of or relating to the xiphisternum.
n.
See xiphisternum.

[Greek xiphoeidēs : xiphos, sword + -oeidēs, -oid.]

xiphoid. Dictionary.com. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/xiphoid (accessed: May 24, 2008).

Example:
Jill could not help staring at her date's xiphoid facial features. When he smiled, his aquiline nose lengthened, giving it a visible edge, his thin cheek bones widened and resembled a hilt. She had an overwhelming desire to grab him by his pommel-like adams apple and challenge all comers to a duel.
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