Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18



250. Convexity 252. Concavity

251. Flatness

253. Sharpness 254. Bluntness

257. Notch

258. Fold

259. Furrow

260. Opening 261. Closure

262. Perforator 263. Stopper

P1. Texture

255. Smoothness 256. Roughness



gross superficial form, general surace appearance.

P1. Convexity

#250. Convexity. -- N. {{similar_to(rotundity, 249}} convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18[obs3], bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion.

camber, cahot [obs3], thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.], swell.

intumescence; tumour[Brit], tumor; tubercle, tuberosity[Anat]; excrescence.

{{property_of}} hump, hunch, bunch.

boss, embossment, hub, hubble

{{property_of}} lip Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, flange.

peg, button, stud, ridge, rib, jutty, trunnion, snag.

relief, relievo[It], cameo; bassorilievo[obs3], mezzorilevo[obs3], altorivievo; low relief, bas relief[Fr], high relief.

{{property_of}} hill &c. (height) 206; cape Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, promontory, mull; forehead, foreland[obs3]; point of land, mole, jetty, hummock, ledge, spur; naze[obs3], ness.

{{property_of}} {{has_part(building, P2. cupola, dome, arch, balcony, eaves; pilaster}}.

{{property_of}} {{has Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18_subtype(body part): tooth, knob, elbow, process, condyle, bulb, node, nodule, tongue, dorsum, bump, clump; bow; molar; belly, pot belly, gut[coll]; withers, back, shoulder}}.

{{location_of(skin)]} {{has_subtype(body part Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18): pimple, zit [slang]; wen, wheel, papula[Med], pustule, pock, proud flesh, growth, sarcoma, corn, wart, pappiloma, furuncle, fungus, bleb, blister; blob, papule, verruca}}.

{{synonym(breast)}} {{location_of(chest)}} {{has_subtype(body Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18 part): papilla, nipple, teat, tit [vulgar], titty [vulgar], boob [vulgar], knocker[vulgar], pap, breast, mammae}}.

{{synonym(nose)}} {{location_of(face)}} {{has_subtype(body part): nose, proboscis, neb, beak, snout, nozzle, schnozzle[coll], schnoz[coll Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18]}}.

V. be prominent &c. adj.; project, bulge, protrude, pout, bouge[obs1], bunch; jut out, stand out, stick out, poke out; stick up, bristle up, start up, cock up, shoot up; swell over, hang Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18 over, bend over; beetle.

render prominent &c. adj.; raise 307; emboss, chase.

[become convex] belly out.

Adj. convex.

bulging, distended, bulbous, protuberant, swollen, gibbous; ventricular, ventricous[obs3], ventricose, verrucose[obs3].

{{similar_to Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18(distended): bloated &c. (expanded) R194}}.

prominent, projecting &c. v..

bossed, embossed, bossy, nodular, bunchy.

clavate, clavated[obs3], claviform.

hummocky[obs3], moutonne[obs3].

breast-shaped, mammiform, mammiliform[obs3].

{{similar_to(breast-shaped Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18)}} {{property_of(multiplicity)}} mammilary, mammilated.

knobbed, knobby, nipple-like, papillary, papillose, papulous[obs3], papilose[obs3].

hemispheric; bowed, arched; bold.

bellied, pot-bellied.

tuberous, tuberculous; tumous[obs3]; cornute[obs3], odontoid[obs3].

lens Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18-shaped, lentiform[obs3], lenticular.

club shaped, hubby [obs3][U.S.], hubbly [obs3][U.S.].

saddle-shaped, selliform[obs3].

toroid, toroidal, torose[obs3].

salient, in relief, raised, repousse.

P1. Flatness

#251. Flatness. -- N. {{conceptual_part Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18_of(horizontality, R213, P1.}} flatness, planeness.

plane; plate, platter, table, tablet, slab.

{{similar_to: smoothness &c. 255}}.

{{property_of: stratum &c. 204}}.

{{has_superlative}} dead flat; level plane.

{{has_conceptual_part: @R213, levelness, horizontalality}}.

{{&formed Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18_by}} flattening, planing, leveling; grading.

{{function_of(planing): plane, power plane}}.

{{function_of(leveling, grading): grader; steam roller}}.

V. render flat, flatten; plane; level &c. 213.

Adj. flat, plane, even, flush, scutiform[obs Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 183], discoid; flat as a pancake, flat as a fluke, flat as a flounder, flat as a board, flat as my хэнд.

{{has_conceptual_part: @R213, level, horizontal}}.

P1. Concavity

#252. Concavity. -- N. concavity, depression Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, dip.

hollow, hollowness.

indentation, intaglio, cavity, dent, dint, dimple, follicle, pit, sinus, alveolus[obs3], lacuna.

{[of(land)]} excavation, pit, strip mine.

trough &c. (furrow) 259.

{{property_of(multiplicity)}} honeycomb.

{{property_of(multiplicity): sponge, 252a}}.

cup Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, basin, crater, punch bowl; cell &c. (receptacle) 191; socket.

{[of(land)]} valley, vale, dale, dell, dingle, combe[obs3], bottom, slade[obs3], strath[obs3], glade, grove, glen.

{[of(land)]} cave, cavern, cove; grot[obs Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 183], grotto.

alcove, cul-de-sac.

{{similar_to: gully &c. 198}}.

{{has_conceptual_part: arch &c. (curve) 245}}.

{[of(seacoast, @R342, @P2. bay, R343, P2.]}.

{{created_by(excavation): @P2., excavator, sapper, miner Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, driller}}.

{[in_frame(anatomy)]} infundibulum.

V. be concave &c. adj.

retire, cave in, collapse.

{[of(land)]} settle.

render concave &c. adj.; depress, hollow.

scoop, scoop out; gouge, gouge out, dig, delve, excavate.

mine, sap, undermine Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, burrow, tunnel, stave in.

{{formed_by(concavity)}} dent, dint, impress, stamp.

Adj. concave, depressed.

cup-shaped, scyphiform[obs3], scyphose[obs3].

dished, dishing, calathiform[obs3].


{{property_of(multiplicity)}} pitted, honeycombed Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, alveolar, alveolate, favaginous[obs3], faveolate[obs3], favose[obs3].

hollow, stove in.

retiring; retreating.

cavernous, gaping, wide open.

{{similar_to(honeycombed): porous, R260}}.

funnel-shaped, infundibular, infundibuliform, infundibul[obs3].

bell-shaped, campaniform[obs Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 183].


{{similar_to: vaulted, arched}}.

<-- R252a, Sponge, moved to texture, P1.

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P1. Sharpness

#253. Sharpness. -- N. sharpness.

keenness; acuity, acumination[obs3]; spinosity[obs3].

{{property_of: point, spike, spine, needle Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, R253b}}.

nib, tooth, tusk; spoke, cog, ratchet.

crag, crest, arete[Fr], cone peak, sugar loaf, pike, aiguille[obs3]; spire, pyramid, steeple.

{{property_of(sharpness): prickly plant, R367a, @P2.3.2.4}}.

{{property_of Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18: cutting instrument, R253a, P2.}}.

{{property_of: prickly animal, porcupine, hedgehog}}.

{{function_of(render sharp)}} sharpener, hone, strop; grindstone, whetstone, grinding wheel; novaculite[obs3]; steel, emery.

V. be sharp &c. adj.; taper to a point Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18; bristle with.

render sharp &c. adj.; sharpen, point, aculeate, whet, barb, spiculate[obs3], set, strop, grind; chip [flint].

cut &c. (sunder) 44.

Adj. sharp, keen, pointed.

acute; acicular, aciform[obs3]; aculeated[obs Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 183], acuminated[obs3].

tapering; conical, pyramidal; mucronate[obs3], mucronated[obs3].

spindle shaped, needle shaped.

spiked, spiky, pointy, ensiform[obs3].

peaked, salient.

cusped, cuspidate, cuspidated[obs3].

horned, cornute[obs3], cornuted[obs3], cornicultate Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18[obs3].

spiny, spinous[obs3], spicular, bristling, bristled, setaceous, setarious[obs3], spiniferous, spiniform[obs3], spinuliferous[obs3], echinate[obs3], gladiate[obs3].

{{property_of(spiny): porcupine, hedgehog; sea urchin}}.

prickly, thorny, bristling, studded, thistly, snaggy Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, muricated[obs3], pectinated[obs3], briary[obs3].

{{property_of(thorny): rose; briar}}.

{{similar_to: craggy &c. (rough) 256}}.

finger-like, fingered, digitated[obs3].

two-edged, double-edged, doubly tapering, fusiform[Microb].

toothlike, tooth-shaped, dentiform[obs3], odontoid Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18[obs3]; toothed, toothy, denticulated.

starlike, stellated[obs3], stelliform[obs3].

arrow-shaped, sagittate[obs3], sagittiform[obs3].

barbed, spurred, arrowheaded[obs3]; arrowy[obs3].

{{property_of(barbed): barbed wire}}.

acinaciform; apiculate[obs3], apiculated[obs3]; aristate Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18[obs3], awned, awny[obs3], bearded, calamiform[obs3].

cone-shaped, coniform[obs3], crestate[obs3].

awl, awl-shaped, subulate[obs3].

lance-shaped, lanceolate[obs3], lanciform.

scimitar-shaped, sword-shaped.

tetrahedral, xiphoid[obs3].

cutting; sharp Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18 edged, knife edged; sharp as a razor, keen as a razor; sharp as a needle, sharp as a tack; sharpened &c. v.; set

P1. Bluntness

#254. Bluntness. -- N. bluntness, dullness.

V. be blunt Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, be dull.

[render blunt] render blunt, blunt, dull, obtund[obs3]; take off the point, take off the edge, take the edge off; turn.

Adj. blunt, obtuse, dull, bluff.

pointless, unpointed; edentate, toothless Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18.

P1. Notch

#257. Notch. -- N. notch, dent, nick, cut; indent, indentation; dimple.

{[of(battlement)]} crenel.

{{part_of(renel)}} embrasure, battlement, machicolation[obs3].

{[of(saw)]} tooth, crenelle[obs3].

scallop, scollop[obs3], vandyke.

depression; jag.

{{part_of Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18}} crenation.

{{conceptual_part_of: @R259, groove, furrow}}.

^ V. notch, nick, cut, dent, indent.

jag; scarify, scotch, crimp.

scallop, scollop[obs3], crenulate[obs3], vandyke.

Adj. notched, nicked, dented, indented, jagged.

crenate, crenellated Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, crenated[obs3].

dentate, dentated, denticulate, denticulated, toothed, palmated[obs3], toothy.

serrated, serrate, crenulate.

P1. Fold

#258. Fold. -- N. fold, plait, pleat, ply, crease, plicature[obs3].

flexion, flexure, joint, elbow.

double, doubling, duplicature[obs3].

{[of(cloth Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18)]} tuck, gather, ruffle.

wrinkle, crinkle, crankle[obs3], crumple, rumple, rivel[obs3], ruck[obs3], rimple[obs3].

dog's ear.

{{property_of(multiplicity)}} corrugation.

frounce[obs3], flounce, lapel.

pucker, crow's feet; plication Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18[obs3].

V. fold, double, plicate[obs3], plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, crankle[obs3], curl, cockle up, cocker, rimple[obs3], rumple, flute, frizzle, frounce[obs3], rivel[obs3], twill.


ruffle, pleat.

crimple[obs1], crumple, pucker Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18; turn down, double down, down under; tuck, ruck[obs3], hem, gather.

Adj. folded, fluted, pleated &c. v..

{[of(paper/page)]} dog-eared.

P1. Furrow

#259. Furrow. -- N. furrow, groove, rut.

scratch, crack Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, score, incision, slit; streak, striae, striation; chamfer, fluting.

{{part_of}} corduroy road, cradle hole.


gutter, trench, ditch, dike, dyke; trench, fosse[obs3], trough, kennel.

gully; tajo [obs3][U.S.], thank Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18-ye-ma'am [U.S.].

{{&has_location(water)}} {{function_of(defense)}} moat.

{{&has_location(water)}} channel; canal.

{{similar_to: @198, ravine, fault, flaw; fissure, breach, rent, crevice, cleft, cranny, crack, split, rift, slit, interval Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18 }}.

V. [transitive] furrow, trench, groove.

flute, plow.

incise, engrave, etch, bite in; scratch, crack, score, streak.

Adj. furrowed, grooved, rutted.

fluted, striated, sulcated[Anat], canaliferous[obs3], canaliculated[obs3].

doubly grooved, two Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18-grooved, bisulcous[obs3], bisulcate[obs3], bisulcated[obs3].

singly grooved, one-grooved, unisulcate[obs3].

ribbed, corduroy, costate[obs3], costated[obs3], rimose[obs3], rimiform[obs3].

triply grooved, three-grooved, trisulcate[obs3].

P1. Opening

#260. Opening -- N. opening, hole Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, aperture, apertness[obs3].

{{&result_of: @P2., puncture, perforation, penetration}}.

outlet, inlet; vent, vomitory; embouchure; orifice.

pinhole, keyhole, loophole, porthole, peephole, mousehole, pigeonhole; eye of a needle; eyelet; slot.

funnel, gully, tunnel, main Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18; mine, pit, adit[obs3], shaft; gallery.

channel, passage, passageway.

vessel, tubule, canal, gut.

adjutage[obs3], ajutage[obs3].

alley, aisle, glade, vista.

bore, caliber; pore; blind orifice; fulgurite[obs3], thundertube[obs3].

{{property_of(multiplicity Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18)}} sieve, colander, screen, riddle, cullender[obs3], cribble[obs3]; honeycomb.

{[of(body organ, @P2.]} fontanel, fontanelle, fontanel[obs3].

{[of(body organ, @P2.]} foramen; fistula, ostium.

{[of(land)]} {{property_of(deep)}} boring, borehole Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18.

{{has_subtype(borehole)}} well.

{{property_of(multiplicity}} porousness, porosity.

{{&result_of}} yawning, splitting, dehiscence, oscitancy[obs3], patefaction[obs1], hiation[obs3], pandiculation[obs3].

{{similar_to: chasm &c. (interval) 198}}.

{{has_subtype(orifice)} {{has_part Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18(body, P2. mouth, sucker, muzzle, throat, gullet; nose, nozzle}}.

{[of(garment)]} placket.

{{has_part(building, P2.}} {{has_subtype: embrasure, window, casement; abatjour[obs3]; light; sky light, fan light; lattice; bay Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18 window, bow window; oriel[Arch]; dormer, lantern}}.

{{has_part(building, P2.}} {{has_subtype: portal, porch, gate, ostiary[obs1], postern, wicket, trapdoor, hatch, door; arcade; cellarway[obs3], driveway, gateway, doorway, hatchway, gangway; lich gate Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18[obs3]}}.

{{has_subtype: way, path, thoroughfare &c. 627}}.

{{has_subtype(channel): @R350, tube, pipe}}.

{{has_subtype(pipe): water pipe &c. 350; air pipe &c. 351}}.

{{has_part(building, P2.}} smokestack; chimney, flue.

{{has_subtype(outlet)}} {{has_part Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18(container)}} tap.

key &c. 631, opener, master key, password, combination, passe-partout.

V. open, ope[obs3], gape, yawn, bilge; fly open.

perforate, pierce, empierce[obs1].

tap, bore, drill.

{{has_subtype Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18: mine &c. (scoop out) 252}}.

tunnel; transpierce[obs3], transfix.

{{formed_by: @P2., penetrate, enfilade, impale, spike, spear, gore, spit, stab, knife, pink, puncture, lance, stick, prick, riddle}}.

punch; stave in.

cut a passage Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18 through; make way for, make room for.

open, pull open, throw open, pop open, uncover, unclose, unrip[obs3]; lay open, cut open, rip open, blow open, pry open, tear open.

Adj. open, opened Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18; wide open, ajar, unclosed, unstopped; gaping, yawning, opening, oscitant[obs3].

perforated, pierced, perforate.


tubular, cannular[obs3], fistulous.

pervious, permeable, porous, spongy, honeycombed, infundibular[obs3].

vesicular, vascular, vasicular[obs3].

follicular, cribriform Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18[obs3], riddled; tubulous[obs3], tubulated[obs3], foraminous[obs3]; piped, tubate[obs3].

Int. open sesame!

P1. Closure

#261. Closure. -- N. {{has_subtype(hindrance, R706)}} closure, occlusion, blockage, block, blockade; seal.

lock, bolt; bar.

embolus, embolism, infarction; constipation Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, obstipation[obs3].

{{&formed_by: contraction, R195, P2.}}.

blind alley, blind corner; keddah[obs3]; cul-de-sac, caecum.

impermeability, impenetrability, imperforation[obs3], imperviousness.

{{function_of: @R263, stopper, plug, bung, cork}}.

{{function Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18_of: @R223, cover, cap, lid}}.

{{&formed_by}} closure, closing, blocking; shutting up; locking, bolting; stoppering, corking, capping; sealing, caulking, plugging.

{{&result_of(impermeability): @P1., @R233, Covering,

taping; spackling, cementing, plastering; waxing, priming, painting, lacquering, shellacing Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18}}.

V. {{has_subtype(hinder, R706)}} close, occlude, plug.

stop, seal.

block up, stop up, fill up, bung up, cork up.

button up, stuff up, shut up, dam up; blockade, obstruct &c.

plumb Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18; lock, bar, bolt.

choke, throttle; ram down, dam, cram.

trap, clinch; put to the door, shut the door.

Adj. closed, sealed, occluded, plugged, stopped up; shut, operculated[obs3]; unopened Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18.

impenetrable; impassable, unpassable[obs1]2; invious[obs1]; pathless, wayless[obs3]; untrodden, untrod.

impervious, impermeable, unpierced[obs3], imporous[obs3], caecal[Med]; closable; imperforate.

unventilated; air tight, gas tight; water tight, water proof; hermetically sealed; tight, snug.

P Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - Tapering

N. {{has_subtype(narrowness, R203)}} tapering, taper, narrowing, coarctation[obs3], angustation[obs3]; wedge, wedge-shape.

cone, cone-shape; funnel, funnel-shape.

constriction, stricture, neck, bottleneck.

waist, waisline, midriff, middle.


{{has Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18_metaphor(constriction)}} {{part_of(constriction): wasp, hourglass}}.

{{property_of(constriction): ridge, ghaut[obs3], ghat[obs3], pass; ravine &c. 198}}.

{{&caused_by: contraction &c. 195}}.

V. {{has_subtype(become narrow, @R203)}} narrow, taper, constrict.

Adj. narrowed Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, narrowing, tapering, tapered, constricted.

cone-shaped, funnel-shaped; wedge-shaped.

P1. Texture [[texture]]

N. {{has_property(surface, R220, P1.}} texture, feel, surface texture, fine surface appearance, detailed surface appearance Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18.

Adj. textural, textile.

P1. Smoothness

#255. Smoothness. -- N. smoothness &c. adj.; polish, gloss; lubricity, lubrication.

{{result_of}} smoothing; finishing, glossing.

{{has_subtype(smoothing)}} polishing.

{{uses(smoothing)}} roller, lawn roller, rolling pin, rolling mill; sand Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18 paper, emery paper, emery cloth, sander; flat iron, sad iron; burnisher, turpentine and beeswax; polish, shoe polish.

{[of(road pavement)]} {{carried_out_by(rolling)}} steam roller,

{[of(road pavement)]} {{has_subtype(smoothing Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18)}} leveling, rolling.

{[of(cloth)]} {{has_subtype(smoothing)}} ironing, pressing.

{[of(gemstones)]} {{result_of}} {{has_subtype(polishing)}} gemstone polishing.

{{studied_in(gemstone polishing)}} lapidary.

{{has_method(smoothing)}} {{has_subtype(abrasion, R195, P1.2.2.1)}} planing; filing; sanding.

{{performed Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18_by(gemstone polishing): @P2., lapidary, lapidarian; gemcutter}}.

{{property_of}} {{has_subtype(material): down, velvet, velure, silk, satin; velveteen, velour, velours, velumen[obs3]; glass, ice}}.

{{property_of: slide; asphalt, wood pavement, flagstone, flags Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18}}.

{{property_of: bowling green &c. (level) 213}}.

V. smooth, smoothen[obs3].

[render smooth] {{has_subtype(smoothing)}} {{has_method(abrade, @P2.}} file; sand; polish, burnish.

{{has_subtype(smoothing)}} {{has_method(cutting Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, R44)}} plane; mow; shave.

level, roll; macadamize.

calender[obs3], glaze.

iron, hot-press, mangle.

lubricate &c. (oil) 332.

Adj. smooth.

smoothed; oiled; leveled; ironed; polished, burnished.

slick, sleek, glossy, leiodermatous[obs3], velutinous[obs Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 183].


{{has_subtype: level &c. 213; plane &c. (flat) 251}}.

silken, silky, satiny.

lanate[obs3], downy, velvety.

glabrous, slippery , glassy, lubricous, oily.

soft, unwrinkled[obs3].

smooth as glass, smooth as ice, smooth as monumental Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18 alabaster, smooth as velvet.

smooth as oil.

woolly &c. (feathery) 256.

Phr. smooth as silk.

P1. Roughness

#256. Roughness. -- N. roughness, unevenness.

grain, texture, tooth.

ripple; asperity, rugosity[obs3], salebrosity[obs1].

corrugation, nodosity[obs3].

coarseness, scale, irregularity Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18.

{{has_subtype(branching, R242}}.

{{property_of: @P2., brush, hair, beard, shag, mane, whisker, moustache, imperial, tress, lock, curl, ringlet; fimbriae, pili, cilia, villi; lovelock; beaucatcher[obs3]; curl paper; goatee; papillote, scalp lock Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18}}.

{{property_of}} plumage, plumosity[obs3]; plume, panache, crest; feather, tuft, fringe, toupee.

{{property_of: wool, velvet, fur, down; plush, nap, pile, floss; byssus[obs3], moss, bur; fluff}}.

{{property_of: knot (convolution Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18) 248}}.

V. be rough, be coarse, be uneven.

go against the grain.

render rough, render coarse, render uneven; roughen, ruffle, crisp, crumple, corrugate, set on edge, stroke the wrong way, rumple.

knot, gnarl Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18, snarl.

Adj. rough.

coarse, uneven, irregular, scabrous, scaly.

{[of(filament)]} knotted, gnarled, snarled.

rugged, rugose[obs3], rugous[obs3]; knurly[obs3].

asperous[obs3], crisp, salebrous[obs1].

unpolished, unsmoothed, unfinished, unsmooth[obs3], roughhewn.

craggy, cragged Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18; crankling[obs3], scraggy.

{{similar_to: prickly &c. (sharp, R253)}}.

leafy, well-wooded.

{{has_subtype: branched, R242}}.

feathery; plumose, plumigerous[obs3]; laciniate[obs3], laciniform[obs3], laciniose[obs3]; pappose[obs3].

pileous[obs3], pilose[obs3]; trichogenous Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18[obs3], trichoid[Med].

tufted, fimbriated, hairy, ciliated, filamentous, hirsute; crinose[obs3], crinite[obs3]; bushy, hispid, villous, bearded, pilous[obs3], shaggy, shagged, pappous[obs3].

fringed, befringed[obs3]; setous[obs1], setose[obs3], setaceous Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18.

downy, velvety, flocculent, woolly, fluffy; lanate[obs3], lanated[obs3]; lanuginous[obs3], lanuginose[obs3]; tomentose[obs3].

Adv. against the grain.

Phr. cabello luengo y corto el seso[Sp]; ; "like quills upon Copyright (C) micra, Inc. 1991, 1992 - 18 the fretful porcupine" [Hamlet]; rough as a nutmeg grater, rough as a bear.

P1. Porosity

#252a. Porosity