hunch back

hunch back

Extreme curvature or angulation of the spine. This may be caused by congenital malformation, postural defect, crush fracture of a vertebra, spontaneous collapse of a vertebra from disease such as tuberculosis (POTT'S DISEASE) or exaggeration of the natural curve by OSTEOPOROSIS.
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In Hawkins Hall Lane, Hertfordshire, a few visitors have claimed to have seen a headless old woman with a hunch back, wearing all black clothing.
Reviled in the history books and by playwright Shakespeare, for his perceived weakness and hunch back, archaeologists found evidence of a man with curvature of the spine and a slender, almost feminine frame.
Reviled in the history books and by playwright Shakespeare for his perceived weakness and hunch back, archaeologists found evidence of a man with curvature of the spine and a slender, almost feminine frame.
Celtic surprised that feat in 2003 by reaching the UEFA Cup Final and Rangers' record scorer had a hunch back then that was as good as it was going to get for any Scottish club.
Next week they're in Egypt but since they'retravelling with more backup than the Hunch back of Notre Dame, I fear the only dangers they could face will involve the hotel buffet.
Kennedy said he had a hunch back then that Ramirez would make it to the big leagues and added that he liked it better when the two were teammates, as Kennedy has never managed a hit off the friend with whom he still keeps in touch.
POSTURE Sitting up straight can prevent the development of dowager's hump, also known as hunch back.
There is no evidence that he had a hunch back and Goodman doesn't give him one.
Deer jump the string, take an extra step, hunch back putting the shoulder where the pocket used to be or on very are occasions, archers just flat out miss the mark.