Roget category 2492. Words relating to space
› 2.3. Form
›› 2.3.2. Special form
cylinder, cylindroid†, cylindrical — barrel, drum — roll, roller — rouleau†, column, rolling-pin, rundle.
cone, conoid† — pear shape, egg shape, bell shape.
sphere, globe, ball, boulder, bowlder† — spheroid, ellipsoid — oblong spheroid — oblate spheroid, prolate spheroid — drop, spherule, globule, vesicle, bulb, bullet, pellet, pelote†, clew, pill, marble, pea, knob, pommel, horn — knot (convolution) 248.
curved surface, hypersphere — hyperdimensional surface.
form into a sphere,
roll into a ball —
pear shaped —
tres atque rotundus [Lat.] —
round as an orange,
round as an apple,
round as a ball,
round as a billiard ball,
round as a cannon ball.
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