from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hogback.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Anything shaped like the back of a hog; in geology, same as hogback, 3.


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  • From the hog's-back upon which he stood he could look down into a little valley lying to the eastward and could make out in it two more pack animals, tethered.

    Wolf Breed

  • At the end of the straight vista they turned sharp to the right and climbed a tongue of land -- what would be called a "hog's-back" in the West.

    The Leopard Woman

  • The top of the "hog's-back" had been flattened, and on it stood M'tela's palace.

    The Leopard Woman

  • We follow the long hog's-back that commands a view of the whole country round.

    The Choice of Life

  • It was a huge hog's-back, rising a hundred feet up out of the forest, and when he reached the top of it, he was panting for breath.

    The Flaming Forest

  • At first they breathed temperately upon the travellers, winds good to meet when one crawled over some gigantic hog's-back; but in a few days, at a height of nine or ten thousand feet, those breezes bit; and Kim kindly allowed a village of hillmen to acquire merit by giving him a rough blanket-coat.


  • The road wound astonishingly, and at one point, coming out upon a hog's-back ridge, we found that we had actually made a loop, and stood directly above where we had been some time before.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

  • Next moment the front cribs struck the "hog's-back" shoal.

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories

  • On the hog's-back parting the great moat from the little, stood the Maid, crying: "Yield, yield you to the King of France."

    The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche 1909

  • Scarce had she spoken ere a shower of arrows, some from the parapet-way where a Company of Citizens was defiling, some from the hog's-back where the Armagnac men-at-arms were massed, flew in her direction, and therewith a storm of insults:

    The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche 1909


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