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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.
So it wasn't their fault for making the humps too high, but Ferrari's for building his car too low.
Within 2 miles of our home, we must have over 100 bumps and humps that were recently installed.
Right away, I'm thinking of a "Best of" guide--a two page front-of-the-book feature that's all about the tips of whatever camel humps are out there.
Traffic officials in Birmingham yesterday denied reports that the city's suburbs are to be inundated with speed cameras to replace humps in the road.