Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a crooked back; hunchbacked.

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Examples

  • To recover, Mia flees to her tiny childhood hometown in Minnesota to teach poetry to a group of girls and spend time with her mother and the wise, crook-backed women in her mother's retirement community one of whom charms Mia with a secret stash of erotic needlepoint.

    What the Nanny Saw; the Trouble With Men

  • An Auspice of Hearthkeeper stood in our way, a crook-backed ancient with a blue shawl concealing her mouth.

    Wildfire

  • Galba the emperor was crook-backed, Epictetus lame: that great

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Next, like an eventide breeze among withered herbage, there floated across the forecourt the hoarse voice of the crook-backed old woman.

    Through Russia

  • When Minnikin had walked a long way alone, he met an old, old crook-backed hag, who had only one eye.

    The Red Fairy Book

  • When he had walked on for a long time, he met for the third time an old, old crook-backed hag, who had only one eye.

    The Red Fairy Book

  • Minnikin went onwards, and when he had wandered on for some time he again met an old, old crook-backed hag, who had only one eye.

    The Red Fairy Book

  • So he grasped the sword which he had got from the old crook-backed woman, and slashed at the Troll so that all five heads went flying away over the sands.

    The Red Fairy Book

  • Oliver had seen John Barryrnore once as the crook-backed Richard, and it seemed vaguely outrageous to him that any other actor should essay that difficult part.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Shortshanks has not gone far before he meets "an old crook-backed hag," who has only one eye; and he commences his career by gouging out or "snapping up" the single comfort of this helpless creature.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

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