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hump

1. Pathol a rounded deformity of the back in persons with kyphosis, consisting of a convex spinal curvature
2. a rounded protuberance on the back of a camel or related animal
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I see you, Daylight, and I hump this time for two thousand.
I hump his hunch for five thousand just the same," said MacDonald.
As they turned on the top of the Hump he whispered to her, "I'm afraid Nurse would see me, so I sha'n't be able to do it.
As there was nothing formidable nor hostile in his appearance, the bee-hunter, instead of suspending his operations, rather increased his efforts, in a manner which would seem to imply that he doubted whether the hump would suffice for the proper entertainment of all who were now likely to partake of the delicious morsel.
I should be ashamed of my profession," he said, swallowing a morsel of the hump with evident delight, slily endeavouring at the same time to distinguish the peculiarities of the singed and defaced skin, "I ought to be ashamed of my profession, were there beast, or bird, on the continent of America, that I could not tell by some one of the many evidences which science has enlisted in her cause.
The buffaloe is not gifted with a hump at all; nor is his flesh savoury and wholesome, as I must acknowledge it would seem the subject before us may well be characterised--"
cried Paul, dropping the morsel he was sucking, from sheer reluctance to abandon the hump, and casting a fierce and direct look into the very teeth of the unconscious physician.
Asinus excepted," muttered the Doctor, who by this time was discussing his portion of the hump, in utter forgetfulness of all its scientific attributes.
The committee is currently working to identify and inspect all unauthorised humps constructed haphazardly along different roads in the country.
Work on 331 new speed humps is under way at various locations in the country to enhance traffic safety, according to the Public Works Authority (Ashghal).
The new speed humps were mainly built on the Gasidat road, which saw 1,244 accidents last year; and Al Jazeera Al Hamra road, which witnessed 1,625 accidents.
Kadhim Abdul Latif has revealed that the Ministry has constructed speed humps at pedestrian crossings and pedestrian signals in order to reduce chances of accidents or reduce the severity of collisions.