sway-back


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SWAY-BACK
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SWAY-BACK

sway-back

(swā′băk)
A slouched posture in which the pelvis is shifted forward and the thorax posteriorly. Lordosis occurs in the lower lumbar spinal region; a compensating reversal to kyphosis occurs in the upper lumbar and thoracic regions.
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Plain, light in condition and sway-backed, Tulloch almost died as a four- year-old from a scouring disease, but still notched 36 career wins and only one unplaced run in 53 starts.
The roof was a little sway-backed and the place was in need of weather-proofing, but the wiring didn't need upgrading.
The sway-backed tiled roofs are similar to those made in China for centuries.
Built to resemble a Polynesian village, the Hotel Molokai's shingled, sway-backed buildings are hard to miss.
He was knotty at the joints, and rheumatic, and his back had a queer dip in it, like a sway-backed horse; this had become much more pronounced in the last few years.