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- adj. Having a sharp, lean, or thin back.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a sharp, lean, or thin back
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a sharp back; hog-backed: as, the razor-backed buffalo, a. fish, Ictiobus urus, of the Mississippi valley.
- Having a long sharp dorsal fin which cuts the water like a razor, as the rorqual.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a sharp narrow back
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On the 15th day, another tortuous stretch confronts: a maze of boulders ringing the river like ramparts, followed by a 20-foot falls, with razor-backed rocks at its base.
Battle has been joined in the valley because of its proximity to Kandahar city, a rich prize two miles to the east across a razor-backed ridgeline.
Among the pastimes he indulged in was one which exhibited his skill with the rifle, and at the same time protected the camp from the intrusions and ravages of a drove of razor-backed hogs which belonged to Mr. Switzler.
There are still undiscovered tribes living in the razor-backed, jungle-wracked mountain valleys.
BY THE TIME I was back home that razor-backed viper was boring at my skull.
It felt more like a kind of motion; like a razor-backed viper slithering through my brain.
Miss Lane could: Miss Lane could run out along a razor-backed ridge high over the sea, she could stand teetering at the tip of a diving board, twenty-five feet up.
The old man rode into camp on a razor-backed horse and professed great astonishment when he saw how nearly completed the work on the Wondership was.
We straddled along the top of a snow ridge with a razor-backed edge, balancing the sledge between us as we wriggled: on our right was a drop of great depth with crevasses at the bottom, on our left was a smaller drop also crevassed.
From an aeroplane the mountains of northern California would suggest an immense drove of sleeping razor-backed hogs nestling against one another to keep warm, most of their snouts pointed northwest.