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Hump

Informal; a period of rising security prices followed by a period of declining security prices. The period may be long term, short term or any period between the two. On a chart, this looks somewhat like a camel's hump. See also: Inverted Saucer.
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In its final act, Spacey played the humpbacked Richard III for Mendes and took the evil king on tour.
Devise something: wolfnosed gables, humpbacked hills, dryland, drift.
Their skins were so brown almost looked like humpbacked cheesy baps.
The humpbacked Beluga has been modified to transport large cargo, such as aircraft parts, and cargo can be loaded and unloaded through the front of the aircraft.
63) Responsable agents like Ulrich of Cluny complained: "Anything born of honest and pious motivations can, indeed, be turned to bad use, and this holy institution has been corrupted by the greed of parents, who, for the benefit of the rest of the family, commit to monasteries any humpbacked, deformed, dull PI or unpromising children they have.
Washington, July 5 ( ANI ): The Great Barrier Reef humpbacked conch snail jumps when it senses the odour of its main predator, the marbled cone shell.
Still, there's at least one very prestigious job the humpbacked giant may continue doing for many years: transporting the President of the United States.
In his writings and research, Brown focuses on small humpbacked flies called phorids, classified in the Phoridae family, which by current counts includes about 4,000 species.
But the budget wasn't so tight that NASA had to eliminate what was known as the Voyager Interstellar Message Project - golden discs that contain sounds ranging from Chuck Berry to a humpbacked whale, greetings in 59 human languages, mathematical definitions, photographs of the diversity of life on Earth and much more.
The original design had nearly a hundred-year run, and it's back as an all-new streamlined, gorgeousas-ever but slightly less humpbacked version, using a different recoil-operated cycling system.
That plane's latest variant, the 747-8, has also failed to sustain the momentum of earlier versions, with Chicago-based Boeing booking the last orders for the humpbacked jet one year ago.