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n. Obsolete
A hunchback.

crook′backed′ adj.


(Pathology) a rare word for hunchback
ˈcrookˌbacked adj



n. Archaic.
a hunchback.
crook′backed`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crookback - a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
cripple - someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
Adj.1.crookback - characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
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Or a man that is broken footed, or broken handed'; 'Or crookback, or a dwarf (I wonder what Mother Teresa would have to say about this, considering that she played mother to handicapped people?
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Nobody approves of Crookback Dick, of course, but he's charming as well as despicable, undeniably entertaining while getting the job done.
He examines a series of poems denigrating Richard to praise the Stanley family, the many representations of Richard in the Mirror for Magistrates and the several plays that staged Richard's life and crimes: Thomas Legge's Senecan Latin tragedy, Ricardus Tertius, written for St John's College, Cambridge; the anonymous True Tragedy of Richard III, performed by the Queen's Men; Shakespeare's famous play that defined Richard in the public mind; as well as Heywood's Edward IV and lost plays, such as Ben Jonson's Richard Crookback.
Following Poetaster in volume 2, the reader encounters a note on the lost Richard Crookback and then Ian Donaldson's introduction to Jonson's letter to Robert Cotton.
After reviewing the tenets and application of just war theory, she discusses such aspects as pacifism verses military realism, Measure for Measure, Richard Crookback, legitimate authority, right intention, the principle of proportionality, soldiers' consent, war crimes, and strategy and morality.
y on the back ed a Edinburgh-based Philippa Langley was researching a play king, known as Crookback because of his deformed spine, when she had hunch she was standing on his grave.
Sources say she doesn't want the Crookback King laid to rest in either Windsor Castle or Westminster Abbey - where his wife's remains lie.
the crookback Richard will use any weapon he can lay his hands on to dispatch rivals who dare block his way to the British throne.