Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excessive down-ward curvature of the spinal column in the dorsal region; lordosis: applied principally to horses.

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Examples

  • I learned I have to make a sway-back adjustment on it, put some darts in the back (or add a tie), take huge amounts out of the upper shoulder length, narrow the shoulders, change or add a bust dart, etc.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • Ya gotta love those big 'ol pot belly, sway-back toads!

    I'm a Gentic Giant deer hunter, and I wondered if any of my fellow hunting enthusiasts have ever encountered a monster in the wo

  • But what I have also noticed is more very large bodied, even sway-back bucks with large twiggy forks.

    Survival of the Weakest?

  • Her grasp on her semi-automatic rifle is insubstantial and her sway-back looks painful.

    Superheroes and Beyond » Comics Worth Reading

  • But the sagging belly, sway-back, and tremendous bulk of the second buck indicate a much older deer.

    Age Before Beauty?

  • Sure enough, when Halsey arrived to inspect the American occupation troops in Tokyo, there was a white horse—notthe white horse, Halsey recorded, but a reasonable facsimile, if a little sway-back.

    Sea of Thunder

  • The stables — I believe they have been replaced by television studios — were on West Sixty-sixth street Holly selected for me an old sway-back black and white mare: "Don't worry, she's safer than a cradle."

    Breakfast At Tiffany's

  • The stables " I believe they have been replaced by television studios " were on West Sixty-sixth street Holly selected for me an old sway-back black and white mare: "Don't worry, she's safer than a cradle."

    Breakfast At Tiffany's

  • They moved off together after a bickering over luggage, the slim silhouette with the chin sharply flung up and the accentuated sway-back figure of the little mother, her skirt sagging over run-down heels, and, for want of a free hand, blowing up the loose strands of hair from out her eyes.

    Star-Dust

  • [Illustration: He likes to sit in the old sway-back swivel-chair and tell us his theory of the increase in the rainfall]

    In Our Town

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