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tapering
 a.  act of gradually lowering the size or amount
Classic Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  He was dressed in black broadcloth, a tall man, towering over the officers who stood near him, bulky in the shoulders but tapering to a small waist and absurdly small feet in varnished boots.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  And in August, high in air, the beautiful and bountiful horse-chestnuts, candelabra-wise, proffer the passer-by their tapering upright cones of congregated blossoms.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
3  It looks more like the tapering tail of an anaconda, than the broad palms of the true whale's majestic flukes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
4  A quoin is a solid which differs from a wedge in having its sharp end formed by the steep inclination of one side, instead of the mutual tapering of both sides.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 77. The Great Heidelburgh Tun.
5  First comes white-horse, so called, which is obtained from the tapering part of the fish, and also from the thicker portions of his flukes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
6  The tails tapering down that way, serve to carry off the water, d'ye see.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 121. Midnight.—The Forecastle Bulwarks.
7  As it passes through the remaining vertebrae the canal tapers in size, but for a considerable distance remains of large capacity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
8  The smallest, where the spine tapers away into the tail, is only two inches in width, and looks something like a white billiard-ball.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
9  Thus we see how that the spine of even the hugest of living things tapers off at last into simple child's play.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
10  A brotherhood of penitents, clothed from head to foot in robes of gray sackcloth, with holes for the eyes, and holding in their hands lighted tapers, appeared first; the chief marched at the head.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
11  By the chair stood the priests, their long hair falling over their magnificent glittering vestments, with lighted tapers in their hands, slowly and solemnly conducting the service.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIII
12  The house is filled with hum of voices eddying through the spacious chambers; lit lamps hang down by golden chainwork, and flaming tapers expel the night.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
13  A small taper on the edge of the table shed a feeble light which sufficed to show me that he was fully dressed.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
14  From this he took a paper, and returning to his seat he flattened it out beside the taper on the edge of the table, and began to study it with minute attention.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
15  The taper was still on the table, and by its light I glanced to see what the paper was which Brunton had taken from the bureau.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
Example Sentence:
1  A cigar with a long, tapering body and blunt ends.
2  The doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose.
3  Her foot pointed artfully toward tapering toes.
4  His wide chest tapers to a small waist.
5  The pencil tapers to a sharp point.
6  One end of the stick tapers down to a point.
7  Yes, I have hidden her; neither the light of the sun, nor any social taper shall again illuminate her kindly face.
8  Financial aids generally taper off after the first year of college.
9  Her voice tapered off as she realized everyone was listening.
10  The dog's tail tapered off to a point.
11  He tapered the stick with a knife.