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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Four minutes after the break Livsey won a second battle with Keen arching back to produce a stunning one-handed save from the Bedworth striker's header.
They suddenly throw each other into the air, drop to the floor, just avoid a painful collision with a well-timed roll--until the pace shudders almost to a halt, one dancer caught by the other's hand at his throat, ascending to releve and arching back to the ground as though someone hit the slow-motion button.
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 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.
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
And the champion needed no second bidding, four big unanswered rights sending Eubank's head arching back.
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.
An arching back and the joining of bubbles are the only visible sign of their union.
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.
Larsson twice went close before the clincher, Jamie Carragher just doing enough to harry him out of his stride on 48 minutes and Dudek making a superb save of the arching back header.