humpbacked humpbacked


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


  1. He found safety with hundreds of others on a humpbacked bridge arched above the swollen Aceh River.
  2. Deformed son of a deformed father, gnomelike little Karl was smaller than most, also weak-legged, humpbacked, bigheaded, crablike.
  3. This time the glass is frosted with parenthetical clauses, humpbacked syntax, Jamesian involutions.


  • A magical Zelig moves through history in 'The Age of Ice'

    J.M. Sidorova's ambitious debut novel 'The Age of Ice' spins a tale of an icy immortal ensnared in Russian history. The protagonist of J.M. Sidorova's ambitious first novel, "The Age of Ice," is conceived in extremity during the reign of the cruel and impulsive Russian Empress Ionaovna. Captivated by the antics of her court fool, a humpbacked woman, the Empress commands that she marry a ...
    on August 3, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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