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Synonyms for indentation

Synonyms for indentation

the visible effect made on a surface by pressure

Synonyms for indentation

a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)

the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion

the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line

the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions

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It is a fac-simile drawing of what has been described in one portion of the testimony as 'dark bruises, and deep indentations of finger nails,' upon the throat of Mademoiselle L'Espanaye, and in another, (by Messrs.
I see that no animal but an Ourang-Outang, of the species here mentioned, could have impressed the indentations as you have traced them.
I now carefully replaced this head portion in the indentation whence I had taken it, and the resemblance to a perfect nail was complete - the fissure was invisible.
One piece, about three feet in length, had a very marked indentation at one end, while several were flattened at the sides as if they had been compressed by some considerable weight.
We rushed up to him, and there, sure enough, in a deep cut or indentation on the very top of the sand koppie, was an undoubted pool of water.
At night, one could distinguish nothing of all that mass of buildings, except the black indentation of the roofs, unrolling their chain of acute angles round the place; for one of the radical differences between the cities of that time, and the cities of the present day, lay in the façades which looked upon the places and streets, and which were then gables.
As long as the criminal remains upon two legs so long must there be some indentation, some abrasion, some trifling displacement which can be detected by the scientific searcher.
He looked at the cruelly healed stumps of the first and second fingers of his left hand, then rubbed them softly into the indentation in the back of his skull.
From a hill-top near by, where the wood had been recently cut off, there was a pleasing vista southward across the pond, through a wide indentation in the hills which form the shore there, where their opposite sides sloping toward each other suggested a stream flowing out in that direction through a wooded valley, but stream there was none.
Hump, if you will look on the west coast of the map of Norway you will see an indentation called Romsdal Fiord.
He suggested scarring the floor with indentations and since then no injuries have occurred.
The melodic percussion of rubber-tipped wood sticks beating circular indentations on the steel drums is a treat to watch and listen to.
High shrink ratio ensures that labels grip tightly and penetrate into deep indentations in odd-shaped bottles, COC films also resist undesirable shrinkage during steam sterilization of blown bottles.
Indentations on the workpiece (embossed in seconds using a low-cost workstation) interlock with corresponding serrations on the vise jaws.
Inspections showed two indentations in the arm's outer bumper layer, a Kevlar-covered plastic, honeycombed structure designed to protect the arm from minor impacts.