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ad·dorsed (ə-dôrst′, ăd′ôrst′)
Oriented back-to-back, as of two animals or objects.
+ Latin dorsum
, on the model of French adossé
, from past participle of adosser
, to lean against, place back-to-back
, from Old French : a-
, to, towards
(from Latin ad-
) + dos
(from Latin dorsum
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pair of marble lions made for the foot of the tomb of Charles V of France, carved by Andre Beauneveu around 1364-66.
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wolves, one facing in each direction.
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