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hump

 [hump]
a rounded eminence; called also gibbus.
dowager's hump popular name for dorsal kyphosis caused by multiple wedge fractures of the thoracic vertebrae seen in osteoporosis.

hump

(hŭmp),
A rounded protuberance or bulge.

hump

(hump) a rounded eminence.
dowager's hump  popular name for dorsal kyphosis caused by multiple wedge fractures of the thoracic vertebrae seen in osteoporosis.

hump

(hŭmp)
n.
1. A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle.
2. A deformity of the back in humans caused by an abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine.
v. humped, humping, humps
v.tr.
To bend or round into a hump; arch.

humped (hŭmpt) adj.

hump

(hŭmp)
A rounded protuberance or bulge.
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And that's not the only reason I wouldn't want to live on a road peppered with speed humps.
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They rode up and down the pavements up and round the speed humps with happy abandon.
He said the committee had adopted a "specific mechanism" to receive applications for the construction of new speed humps from both individuals and different entities through the customer service.
Al Hammadi stated that the new speed humps would force motorists to drive more slowly, which will help reduce road mishaps.
Coun Sambrook, Labour member for Pegswood, claimed the council will agree to place three speed humps along the road, subject to the area committee giving the go-ahead tonight.
Many authorities have stopped doing the dreaded humps and in some cases they are removing them.
All of the city`s humps should be reduced and their approaches made more vehicle friendly, not made more dangerous like those of Wyken Croft.
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The humps, fitted with four digital cameras, were on display for the first time at the Intersec exhibition and conference at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
I BELIEVE that Sandwell Council is intending to curtail the traffic in Bearwood to 20mph with the use of speed humps.
Mr Gardner was driving within the 20mph speed limit when he encountered the speed humps, which are designed to slow down traffic.