hollow-back


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hollow-back

n
(Pathology) pathol the nontechnical name for lordosis Compare hunchback
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.hollow-back - an abnormal inward (forward) curvature of the vertebral column
spinal curvature - an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column
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References in classic literature ?
If you know the post-office you must have seen Ethan Frome drive up to it, drop the reins on his hollow-backed bay and drag himself across the brick pavement to the white colonnade: and you must have asked who he was.
The next morning, when I looked out, I saw the hollow-backed bay between the Varnum spruces, and Ethan Frome, throwing back his worn bearskin, made room for me in the sleigh at his side.
"Percy will have spent a lot of his life what I call hollow-backed star-gazing.