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bevel

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Definition two surfaces meeting at an angle (that isn't 90 degrees)

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  • a beveled mirror
beveled = two surfaces meeting at an angle (that isn't 90 degrees)

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  • 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
  • bevels = joins at an angle (that isn't 90 degrees)
  • Tom twirls his tumbler and the beveled glass catches the light, sending spectrums of color dancing on the wall.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Trouble did pause in his beveling, then.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • He trimmed and beveled the edge of the blue patch.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The floors were beveled concrete, the shower stalls wood planks and plastic curtains crawling with black mold.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • 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 bevel has to be thick, thick and strong.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • 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
  • The Reverend Bevel Summers.
    Flannery O'Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Ted balanced over to the low beveled mirror in the buffet, regarded his charms, and smirked.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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

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