Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hind side before.

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Examples

  • For that Glam was not prepared, since he had been tugging to drag Grettir towards him; he reeled backwards and tumbled hind-foremost out of the door, tearing away the lintel with his shoulder and shattering the roof, the rafters and the frozen thatch.

    Grettir the Strong, Icelandic Saga

  • The tall girl snatched the bonnet and put it on her own head hind-foremost with a grin; but Maggie was determined not to show any weakness on this subject, as if she were susceptible about her bonnet.

    XI. Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow. Book I—Boy and Girl

  • The correct position is to sit; but the fantastic will sometimes sit hind-foremost, or dare the descent upon their belly or their back.

    Essays of Travel

  • His proper place is among the false prophets in the Inferno, who walk with their heads turned hind-foremost. "

    Romola

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