hump-shouldered love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having high, hunched shoulders.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having high and humped shoulders.


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  • Inside the curtain were two lines of hump-shouldered boys and pot-bellied older guys, all rarin' to go to the object of their desires just behind an unpainted plywood wall separating us from the treasures of feminine wile we'd paid 50 cents to see with two big holes cut into it just big enough for a horny fool to stick his noggin' through.

    Tune Out If You're a Minor...or if you're a miner.

  • From the plastic a strange, hump-shouldered figure, thick and broad, covered in skin and scales, stared calmly out from beneath a heavily ridged brow.

    Step into Chaos

  • Iva Dean turned away, hump-shouldered, old-faced, and tired; less alive she looked than Old John reading one of the many letters he had stacked under the lamp.

    The Dollmaker

  • A thin hump-shouldered woman with a sleeping baby across her knees pressed herself into a corner of a small sofa to make room between herself and a teen-age boy in overalls with blood-stained bandages over most of his head and half his face.

    The Dollmaker

  • Decrepit, drawn-faced, hump-shouldered and dried up before their time, the few who reached the age when the law made them their own masters, looked not like men and women who stand on the threshold of life, but rather like over-worked middle-aged beings of another period.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • Our driver guided the car warily among the early peasants and the two-wheeled carts, slowly drawn by yoked, hump-shouldered bullocks, inclined to dispute the road with a honking interloper.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • The sun had just dropped below the horizon, when a man in the cowpunchers 'camp discerned a weary horse bearing a hump-shouldered rider disconsolately in the direction of the ford.

    The Free Range

  • “Then tell her, ” rejoined he, “that I spake again with the black-a-visaged, hump-shouldered old doctor, and he engages to bring his friend, the gentleman she wots of, aboard with him.

    XXII. The Procession

  • Mrs. Arp we ought to be mighty thankful, for there's nary one of the ten that's cross-eyed or knock-need or pigeon-toed or box-ankled or sway-backed or hump-shouldered or lame or blind or idiotic, and the grandchildren are an improvement upon the stock, and I don't believe

    Bill Arp from the uncivil war to date, 1861-1903,

  • Page 119 nose in another, and his eyes are of a different color, and he is hump-shouldered and walks pigeon-toed, but he don't care.

    Bill Arp from the uncivil war to date, 1861-1903,


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