Sway-backed


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Sway´-backed`


a.1.Having the back hollow or sagged, whether naturally or as the result of injury or weakness; - said of horses and other animals.
References in classic literature ?
These rambling, sway-backed tunnels are very attractive things, with their alcoved outlooks upon the lovely and inspiriting water.
He traveled on those feet and his hands, and was as sway-backed as if the Colossus of Rhodes had been riding him.
A sway-backed cow with a lopsided rack suddenly stepped away from the logjam and walked down the valley.