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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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Constantly slowing for humps then accelerating after them causes an enormous amount of pollution.
I said a little of this, a little of that, and then I mentioned that I've been talking to The Tip of the Camel's Hump.
Speed humps would only be replaced if there was a very good reason to do so and at the moment we have not even had supplementary meetings where it has been discussed.
The wheels on these vehicles are wide enough to miss the humps altogether.
One camel carries the load: two big, book-filled boxes tied across the hump (see photo).
After being forced to stop when Frank Tyrrell walked across the road hump in the High Street at Witney, Oxfordshire, the driver got out of his car, shouted abuse at Mr Tyrrell and then head-butted him, causing a deep gash to his head.
Such humps could cause damage to several types of vehicles, it was pointed out.
Warning signals will be installed on both sides of the speed humps to alert drivers to reduce speed so that pedestrians can cross safely, he elaborated.
We have asked for speed humps before but never got any.
Alder Street which was a relief road for Bradford Road now has many humps thus drivers are forced into using the main routes causing havoc at peak periods.
Why then have they decided to dig up car damaging humps in Wyken Croft and replace them with even bigger and more ones?
The residents affected asked the local council to put a hump in the road; but they refused, saying that it would cost pounds 2,000 for each one and was too expensive.