- Still further examination will show that this fructification consists of cylindrical asci, each enclosing eight elliptical sporidia, closely packed together, and mixed with slender threads called paraphyses. - "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
- The typical leaf is oblong elliptical, while individual plants produce lanceolate leaves with two short lateral lobes, with many intermediate forms. - "Tropic Days", E. J. Banfield.
- With equal force they might urge the use of in before 1789. The entire expression of day, month, and year is elliptical. - "Slips of Speech", John H. Bechtel.