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having a round shape tapered at one end

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(of sounds) full and rich

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Everything's going pear-shaped for barrister Will Burton (David Tennant, above), who is desperate for murderer Liam Foyle to be found guilty of killing his wife.
EVEN boys need someone to have a good old heart-to-heart with when their love life is going pear-shaped.
Coventry's season is in danger of going pear-shaped, with four consecutive Elite League defeats relegating them from top spot in the table to third.
If that's going pear-shaped, I hope we go pear-shaped next season.
The plan was in serious danger of going pear-shaped when he jumped into the lead down the back straight, at which point his in-running odds touched a low of 1.
As with all the other wars started by the Americans in the last century, this one is already going pear-shaped.
It was going pear-shaped a little bit but you've just got to keep going - that's all you can do.
AIDAN O'BRIEN'S 'reccy' mission to Chester with number one Derby hope Gypsy King ended in triumph yesterday despite everything going pear-shaped for Gypsy in the Dee Stakes.