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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 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.
We'll sure hump you if you-all come in," Daylight warned him.
I see you, Daylight, and I hump this time for two thousand.
I hump his hunch for five thousand just the same," said MacDonald.
FOR more than 30 years they have been giving motorists the hump.
CITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD HUMP WESTBOURNE AVENUE 1.
The special committee's head, Abdulaziz al-Sada, who is also a consultant for Safety Operations and Traffic Control in the Roads Maintenance Department at Ashghal, said 102 requests were rejected and 223 are pending field inspection to assess if there is a real need for a speed hump.
So many books have been written about the pilots and aviation history of World War II that one might wonder about the need for yet another story; but Hump Pilot: Defying Death Flying the Himalayas During World War II offers up something different; although it starts off with the usual biographical mechanism of examining the life of one American pilot.
Hump Pilot: Defying Death Flying the Himalayas During World War II is the true-life memoir of Ned Thomas, an American pilot who participated in the largely forgotten Hump War.