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Fingernails in the shape of squovals.

Squoval is a portmanteau of the terms and shapes "square" and "oval." The word can refer to the not quite oval, not quite square shape of a fingernail or toenail.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> "Essentially a conservative square with the length of a square nail but the softer edges of an oval" the term was coined to refer to fingernail shape in 1984 by Paula Gilmore, a prominent stylist and educator, according to Peters.<ref name="Crowley">Crowley, Tim (2007). "Getting Nails Into Shape", Nails, p.81. November issue accessed 02/15/08.</ref> This style was popular in the 1990s, and is still a popular natural nail shape.

The bicycle company Cervélo also uses the term in its sales literature to describe the cross sectional shape of their R3 downtube.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> The term "SQUOVAL" is trademarked, registered in the Trade Marks and Designs Office of the European Union by Cervélo Cycles Inc.<ref>OHIM Registration Number 004918892</ref>

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