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Broken-backed   Listen
Broken-backed  adj.  
Having a broken back; as, a broken-backed chair.
(Naut.) Hogged; so weakened in the frame as to droop at each end; said of a ship.

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"Broken-backed" Quotes from Famous Books

... have a blasted look till the sun shines. The ferns have been beaten down by the wind and the rain, and lie withered and broken-backed among the brambles, waiting till some poor man thinks it worth his while to go off with a load of them on his back for bedding. The brambles, too, all hoops and arches, have the air of dying things, though white blossoms still continue to appear, and the fruit is not yet ...
— The Pleasures of Ignorance • Robert Lynd

Words linked to "Broken-backed" :   ship, bulging, convex, damaged

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