arching back

arching back

postural abnormality usually accompanied by stiff gait, anxious expression; caused by pain in peritoneum, caused usually by peritonitis.

arching back downward
fleeting postural abnormality occurring during spasms of pain; the back is depressed, often accompanied by crouching.
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White could only head a Neil Ashton cross straight at Raya Martin, before at the other end a Mitchell shot was deflected in the Dragons box and Smith almost hooked the ball beyond Flatt, the on loan goalkeeper somehow arching back to palm the ball away.
The instrument panel, steering wheel and door arm rests merge into one as if there were a curling book page giving a light and airy atmosphere in the cabin with the central console arching back into the rear passenger area.
The just about world wide situation created by the arching back into the middle layers of the high and low pressure cores is providing a varying range of effects which tend to distort the expectations provided by the surface and adjacent lower level synoptics.
The Ramones doing Baby I Love You covers a lot of bases - punk, from New York to the invasion of Britain, arching back to the Brill building, bubblegum pop and Spector's new wall of sound as cultural movement.
More surprising than Tan's arching back was the grotesque self-abasement of her second act, where she beat at the walls with a gaping mouth, like Edvard Munch's painting The Scream come to life.
Four minutes into the second half, a Barry Robson corner almost caught out Peter Molisevski, the keeper arching back to turn the ball past the far post.
Seventh first slight misjudgement, not arching back and brushing through
In a baby: fever, refusing feeds or vomiting, high-pitched moan, cry or whimpering, fretful, blank and staring expression, lethargic, pale, blotchy complexion, neck retraction with arching back.
And the champion needed no second bidding, four big unanswered rights sending Eubank's head arching back.
An arching back and the joining of bubbles are the only visible sign of their union.
Olsen runs to scoop Hayashi in his arms, pressing her over his head; her arching back spills over his hands and her developpe extends beyond the lights.
Just four minutes later the young keeper was arching back to his right, as Colin Nish's surprise snap shot from 25 yards looked to be dipping in under the bar.