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  • adj. Having a hump on the back, either naturally or due to a medical condition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a humped back.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a crooked back; hunched.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column


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  • Along the way you cross an old humpbacked bridge, the babbling brook below it a tributary of the River Avon.

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  • A downhill stretch now leads you to a cluster of old cottages huddled around a humpbacked bridge.

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  • Camel trekking is an activity that matches man with a foul-tempered, humpbacked beast that sinisterly hisses and cavalierly drops to its haunches when it no longer feels compelled to carry you.

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  • I put down the pen and went to the window and looked out onto the dusty street, unpaved and full of potholes, and at all the humpbacked houses.

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  • "When I saw the references to the humpbacked sculptor at Notre Dame, and saw that the dates matched the time of Hugo's interest in the Cathedral, the hairs on the back of my neck rose and I thought I should look into it," Glew told The Telegraph.

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  • She worked with the record keeper, Sidiq, a hunched-over, humpbacked young man who spoke excellent English in the whiniest voice Elsa had ever heard.

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  • She was humpbacked and seemed to be missing several teeth.

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  • Here, there was the hint of desolation in the orange and red hills of the Aravalli Range, which curved and humpbacked like mystical animals in repose, their sides dotted with faded green shrubs and the occasional tree that defied the sun, the heat, the aridity to provide a scant shade under its desiccated branches.

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