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shallow

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low

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  • low
  • low-heeled
  • with low heels
  • without heels

still

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horizontal

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flat out

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a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named

freight car without permanent sides or roof

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a deflated pneumatic tire

scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas

having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another

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having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness

not modified or restricted by reservations

stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

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lacking contrast or shading between tones

(of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone

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flattened laterally along the whole length (e

lacking taste or flavor or tang

lacking stimulating characteristics

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having lost effervescence

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sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

horizontally level

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lacking the expected range or depth

not reflecting light

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commercially inactive

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in a forthright manner

References in periodicals archive ?
But in a work that deals with the battle of the sexes, and the ineffectiveness of midlife exhaustion in the face of youthful sexuality, the staging falls flat.
13 (all works 2000), for example, baseballs are embedded in a large log on the floor (perhaps a temporal conflation of the narrative of a wooden bat), a concept whose execution falls flat.
Schwarzenegger says he's just having a little fun - an explanation that falls flat for lawmakers.
The only element of the Disney Concert Hall that falls flat is its dispensation of information.
A subplot about Bob meeting a woman (Wen Yann Shih) who, after three years of correspondence, doesn't know about his condition, falls flat and takes up too much time.
For students and teachers at Canoga Park High, the fizz falls flat on an all-out ban on soft drinks.
Susannah Grant wrote both movies, and you can't help but muse on why ``Brockovich'' was such a hoot, while ``28 Days'' ultimately falls flat.