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  • n. Plural form of hunchback.


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  • You have to look at the way "hunchbacks" are used as symbols of twistedness, * crookedness*, in Victorian novels in the same terms.

    Wisdom, Justice And Mercy

  • Was it possible that she, with her sovereign beauty, that beauty which she herself had ever adored and nursed, making it her one care, her one religion -- was it possible that she had given birth to such a graceless creature, with a dark, goatish profile, one shoulder higher than the other, and a pair of endless arms such as hunchbacks often have?

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • He assembles a diverse cast of Spanish hidalgos, German adventurers, Indians, hunchbacks and suspected sodomites.

    His Wealth of Nations

  • We cobble our way through old streets, pass vegetable merchants, occasional hunchbacks, daughters yet to be consecrated.


  • By fighting against this NYC standard -- this notion that we're all angry hunchbacks -- and opening my heart to new people and opportunities, I've also learned how to open my mind, how to stay focused and optimistic, even when it seems impossible to do so.

    Rachel P. Goldstein: A Non-New York State of Mind

  • Which gives you some idea of the off-kilter nature of the show, in which two New York roommates, one a blocked writer, find themselves in a "strange enchanted world" – look out for sex-crazed nymphs, hunchbacks and cross-dressing mutes, all in the best possible taste – tasked with finding a fading daytime TV star to save a pregnant princess from losing the throne since you asked.

    This week's new theatre

  • I bet they start developing hunchbacks, goiters and boils.

    RNC raises $8M in June

  • For a nearly a decade, I was one of these hunchbacks.

    Leslie Goldman: Laptop Slumpers, Beware!

  • Were these silhouettes hunchbacks or hikers with their packs?

    Three Stations : An Arkady Renko Novel

  • After all she does employ hunchbacks as her models… where else are they gonna get jobs?

    Regretsy – Sigfried and Braveheart


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