Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


She cut an uneven circle of half moons in it and put it in the oven.

When the half moons are impressed opposite to each other, it is called a "circle."

Cut the top pieces right across; you have now two half moons.

These were, in general, of circular shape, and about ten feet in diameter; but some of them were in the form of half moons.

The Kiowa reckoned the year to consist of twelve and a half moons, the other half being carried over to the year following.

They had adopted their favorite method of entrenchment here, namely, a series of low parapets built in the form of half moons.

These half moons imperceptibly dissolved to replenish, and became a fixed obstruction.

The other two sides are protected by parallel walls or half moons, with gateways leading to the citadel.

Jim's idea of "th' owd original moon," and his thorough contempt for quarter and half moons, strikes us as irresistibly funny.

Here and there along the entrenchments were formed little redoubts and half moons.