Recent Examples of oblong from the Web
Before me is the robotic kitchen, which does all the cooking: A bright orange, oblong runner darts friskily back and forth along a track as hoppers dump ingredients into seven woks below.
With a flick of the wrist, Osmic coils it into a small, oblong spiral the size of a dinner plate and pops it into the oven.
The lower level of the park would be defined largely by a 9,300-square-foot dog park and a broad entry plaza connected to a small, oblong lawn at the corner of Bay and Hyde streets.
Chocolate persimmon: The name comes from the color, not the taste, of the chocolate-brown flesh inside this slightly squatty, oblong fruit.
The room’s tall, oblong windows, refurbished by Irons but unchanged in their positioning, are aligned to offer views that look out, as confirmed by my iPhone’s compass, precisely to the north, south, east, and west.
Produced in Parma, Italy, the bottle was designed by Andre Mellone, with an oblong gold diffuser top with smooth curves, giving the juice a dusty-rose color.
This comet orbits the sun in a much more oblong path than Earth’s orbit.
The oblong chip—about the size of a grain of rice—is implanted between a person's thumb and forefinger, and costs about $300.
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Did You Know?
Oblong is a general but useful term for describing the shape of things such as leaves. There's no such thing as an oblong circle, since a stretched circle has to be called an oval, and any rectangle that isn't square is oblong, at least if it's lying on its side (such rectangles can actually be called oblongs). Pills are generally oblong rather than round, to slide down the throat more easily. An oblong table will often fit a living space better than a square or round one with the same area. And people are always buried in oblong boxes.
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Definition of oblong for Students
- an oblong tablecloth
- an oblong melon
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