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bevel -- as in: beveled edge
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  • a beveled mirror
  • bevel the surface
  • Vernon holds the board steady while Cash, bevels the edge of it with the tedious and minute care of a jeweler.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • She saw accountants’ green reading lamps, telescopes crisscrossed and gleaming in copper and gold, pointing out the many beveled-glass windows—"Oh look up," Annie told her, and she did, to find the ceiling was stained glass, a fevered rendering of countless angels arranged in rings.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • …to me as somehow off, not at all wrong or terrible but perhaps improbable; and I feel, too, suddenly overwhelmed with the wide flows of information that have come to me today, the flash flood after the rains, and perhaps naturally I imagine good Anne Hickey again, though more clearly now, in her white turtleneck and leaf-colored sweater, greeting me on a wondrous autumn afternoon in front of the beveled glass door of my shop, her hair and eyes aglow in the lovely, burnishing light.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Trouble did pause in his beveling, then.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • I trace my fingers around the beveled edge of the glass table and try to predict what kind of concoction he’s going to walk back with just to taunt me.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The floors were beveled concrete, the shower stalls wood planks and plastic curtains crawling with black mold.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • THE SOCIAL WORKERS PUT me in the back seat of their compact car and drove me to a diner downtown, near their work, a fake-grand place glittering with beveled mirrors and cheap Chinatown chandeliers.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He had called the makers of the miniature chairs, the tiny doors and windows with beveled glass and brass hardware, and the manufacturer of the cloth shrubs and trees.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones

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  • The bevel has to be thick, thick and strong.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The floor was of a reddish hue, waxed and polished, and in every direction were mirrors— tall, brilliant, bevel-edged mirrors—reflecting and re-reflecting forms, faces, and candelabra a score and a hundred times.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Ted balanced over to the low beveled mirror in the buffet, regarded his charms, and smirked.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • At the back of the barmaids rose bevel-edged mirrors, with glass shelves running along their front, on which stood precious liquids that Jude did not know the name of, in bottles of topaz, sapphire, ruby and amethyst.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The concrete landing pad was several hundred feet from a large rectangular house of heavy wood and thick beveled glass.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Had him a big brick store with mahogany counters, beveled glass mirrors, and big colored signs for Coca-Cola, Mother’s Friend (Take to Make Childbirth Easier), Fletcher’s Castoria, Old Dutch Cleanser, McKesson and Robbins liniment, and all like that.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • The afternoon-bridge of the Jolly Seventeen which followed Carol’s lonely doubting was held at Juanita Haydock’s new concrete bungalow, with its door of polished oak and beveled plate-glass, jar of ferns in the plastered hall, and in the living-room, a fumed oak Morris chair, sixteen color-prints, and a square varnished table with a mat made of cigar-ribbons on which was one Illustrated Gift Edition and one pack of cards in a burnt-leather case.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Tom twirls his tumbler and the beveled glass catches the light, sending spectrums of color dancing on the wall.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Beyond the beveled-glass windows was a backyard and pool, which outdoor lighting had transformed into a storybook scene full of sparkle and glister.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Common stairs were beveled to an edge, hollowed to an aching trough by the tread of many feet, blackened beyond washing by the ground-in dirt of streets.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • The cuticles were neat and trim, with no sign of tears, while the nails themselves had been cut straight across—not too long, not too short—and the edges smoothly beveled.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • It was a bust in half-profile—somewhat smaller than life-size, with the neck bared, a veil draped across the shoulders and breasts—set in a wide, black, beveled frame edged in gold nearest the canvas.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The few accountants and bookkeepers who found themselves laboring alongside revolutionary factory workers and lethargic peasants might have calculated that even had each man turned out one complete stone every day-which was not the case, for each stone had to be cut from the steep cliffs, lowered, re-cut, beveled, polished, and transported-they would have had to labor for many years to mark the graves of their fellow soldiers.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He trimmed and beveled the edge of the blue patch.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Reverend Bevel Summers.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • The Reverend Bevel Summers.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Cash I made it on the bevel.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • Down the stairs two at a time, three at a time, under the crystal cascade of beveled teardrops, he grabbed at the banister to keep his balance.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The animal magnetism of a dead body makes the stress come slanting, so the seams and joints of a coffin are made on the bevel.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • You can see by an old grave that the earth sinks down on the bevel.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • They got on the car and sat down a few seats behind the driver and Mrs. Connin took Bevel on her knees.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • The three boys followed them inside and closed in on Bevel.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Take off that coat and hang it on the bed post, Bevel.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Bevel stood looking around him at the room.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Bevel jumped on it but the hound was experienced and had already withdrawn when his feet hit the spot.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Bevel turned from Mr, Connin to a colored picture over the bed of a man wearing a.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Bevel sat down on the ground, dazed with relief, and grinned up at them.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Mrs. Connin was on the back porch and caught Bevel up as he reached the steps.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Bevel walked on the outside edge, holding Mrs. Connin’s hand and looking down into the orange and purple gully that dropped off from the concrete.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • She kept Bevel by the hand and eased her way up to the front.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • While he preached, Bevel’s eyes followed drowsily the slow circles of two silent birds revolving high in the air.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Bevel stared at him once and then moved into the folds of Mrs. Connin’s coat and hid himself.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • From time to time Bevel stared at him again from around Mrs. Connin.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • And this is a coincident-his name is Bevel!
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Bevel," she said, turning to look at the people behind her, "same as his.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • There were some murmurs and Bevel turned and grinned over her shoulder at the faces looking at him.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • "Bevel," he said in a loud jaunty voice.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • "Listen," Mrs. Connin said, "have you ever been Baptized, Bevel?"
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Bevel rolled his eyes in a comical way and thrust his face forward, close to the preacher’s.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • There was a loud laugh from the old man sitting on the car bumper and Bevel grasped the back of the preacher’s collar and held it tightly.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
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