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- adj. Having an abnormally curved or hunched back
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a humped back.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a hunched or crooked back.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
He's doing some kind of hunchbacked moonwalk or Robot maneuver.
Those were their cards and they had to play them, willy-nilly, hunchbacked or straight backed, crippled or clean-limbed, addle-pated or clear - headed.
The third general--an old, hunchbacked man dressed in rags, with a scraggily beard and wild left eye--stepped forward.
At La Schiavia, hunchbacked thistle stems were turned into a warm, delicate flan, accompanied by a bagna càuda sauce and a glass of local Barbera wine, and while the words "hunchback" and "thistle" don't generally set people's mouths watering, in Mr. Abrile's restaurant the result was downright delightful.
The cardo gobbo hunchbacked thistle is a perfect example.
Expressionist distortions abound, from the angular streets to hunchbacked nine-year-old Lieschen whose "torso stood oddly twisted on its own axis".
Shakespeares later play about Richard III, which cast the Plantagenet king as a scheming hunchbacked usurper who murdered his nephews, the Princes in the Tower, so he could steal their throne for himself.
But as a grownup, Mattlin says, his disability can make the holiday feel unsettling BEN MATTLIN: I never thought about a connection between disabilities and Halloween til I learned of the once-common fear of deformities - the limping, hunchbacked, hook-handed or one-eyed monsters of ancient fairy tales and old horror movies.
His clashes with Gerhard Siegel's penetrating Mime, grotesquely hunchbacked and absurd in the extremity of his fawning and malevolence, took on a broad, cartoonish humor that worked.
McCartney's other find was The Iveys, more Welsh people, who were rechristened Badfinger and inserted into the soundtrack of the film "The Magic Christian," in which Ringo played a hunchbacked dwarf.
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