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 for shapely
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shapely \Shape"ly\, a. [Compar. Shapelier; superl.
     1. Well-formed; having a regular shape; comely; symmetrical.
        --T. Warton.
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              Waste sandy valleys, once perplexed with thorn,
              The spiry fir and shapely box adorn.  --Pope.
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              Where the shapely column stood.       --Couper.
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     2. Fit; suitable. [Obs.]
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              Shaply for to be an alderman.         --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim
             waist and shapely legs" [ant: unshapely]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "shapely":
     Junoesque, agreeable, amply endowed, balanced, becoming, bonny,
     braw, built, built for comfort, buxom, callipygian, callipygous,
     clean, clean-cut, clean-limbed, comely, curvaceous, curvy, fair,
     goddess-like, good-looking, goodly, graceful, likely,
     lovely to behold, neat, personable, pleasing, pneumatic,
     presentable, proportioned, regular, rounded, sexy, sightly,
     slender, stacked, statuesque, symmetrical, trim, voluptuous,
     well-built, well-favored, well-formed, well-made,
     well-proportioned, well-shaped, well-stacked

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