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  • n. an abnormal inward (forward) curvature of the vertebral column


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  • Instruction begins with pulling, repairing, and the construction of flat-backed casebound notebooks and half- and full-cloth hollow-back bindings.

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  • For large trees, a straight-back type of saw is preferable (1a) and for small to medium trees a hollow-back type.

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  • Darling and Canning Downs, patches of Peel's Plains, and several remarkable points of the forest hills on that side, fully identifying this hollow-back with the pass discovered last year at the head of

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  • "It being early in the afternoon, I sent one of my people (who, having been one of my party on that long tour, knew well the features of the country lying to the westward of the Dividing Range) to trace a series of forest ridges, which appeared to lead directly up to the foot of the hollow-back of the range.

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