from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a back like a camel; humpbacked.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a back like that of a camel; humpbacked.


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  • He pointed to a camel-backed hill and said, "If there is a lighthouse opposite the middle of that, then I have no doubt about it".

    The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"

  • There were a few genuine antiques amongst it -- a couple of camel-backed Chippendale chairs, a grandfather's clock, and some fine old bits of silver -- which Sara's eye, accustomed to the rare and beautiful furnishings of Barrow Court, singled out at once from the olla podrida of incongruous modern stuff.

    The Hermit of Far End

  • They were two miles nearer the camel-backed peak before he broke the silence.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West

  • It swung itself skyward, and came down like a pile-driver, camel-backed, and without joints in the legs.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West

  • Tibe, delighted with Aalsmeer and a dog he saw in the distance, darted along the straight, level stretch of dyke, which every now and then heaved itself up into a camel-backed bridge, under which toy boats could pass from the right-hand water-street to the left-hand water-street.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • But there was no cemetery, only a garden, and close by a camel-backed bridge that crossed the surging river.

    The Heather-Moon

  • Experts and other commentators point to the expensive care of the elderly as the likely straw that is going to break Canada's camel-backed socialist medical system.


  • Parked atop the rise was a long, dusty, camel-backed vehicle, which Vincent recognized as a bus once they’d drawn near.

    Heaven Lake

  • a domed building, with a tall steeple over the Grecian façade; and some of its critics have said that the combination of dome and steeple gives the edifice a strangely camel-backed appearance; but, however that may be, the dome adds beauty to the interior.

    The Story of Madras

  • “And I guess that camel-backed bridge is a trump, if it’s only a knave — or the deuce.”

    The Car of Destiny


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