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swayback

/sway·back/ (swa´bak) lordosis (2).

swayback

(swā′băk′)
n.
Excessive inward or downward curvature of the spine, especially in a horse.

sway′backed′ adj.

swayback

An increase in the forward curvature of the spine in the lower back region (lumbar LORDOSIS) with a compensatory increase in the backward curvature in the chest region (dorsal KYPHOSIS).

swayback

one of the syndromes caused by a primary nutritional deficiency of copper. It may be congenital with lambs unable to stand or suck, spastic paralysis, sometimes blindness, or delayed, appearing at 3 to 6 weeks of age. There is incoordination and spasticity. See also enzootic ataxia.
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Reporter George Weller, who saw the aftermath at Nagasaki firsthand, stated: "In swaybacked or flattened skeletons of the Mitsubishi arms plants is revealed what the atomic bomb can do to steel and stone.
Two days on, Benitez will seek to accentuate the positives of a performance that made Leverkusen look like swaybacked nags from an undistinguished stable.
Would you believe Alonso Quijano of La Mancha, better known as Cervante's knight-errant Don Quixote, along with his trusty swaybacked steed "Rocinante," had an encounter with an invention destined to become a major part of Daisy's history?
The swaybacked outline, massive shoulders, and wickedly protruding snout identify, the animal at once as a mature hoar, interested perhaps in the sow that recently followed the same trail.
Intricacy and idiosyncrasy were in ample evidence, as was the slightly mad, sweetly obsessive love of swaybacked shelf and toppling pile.