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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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Speed humps were introduced in 1983, under The Highways (Road Humps) Regulations.
L Scott, Service Manager Democratic Services, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH CITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD HUMP PEMBROKE AVENUE 1.
The inspection will be carried out by a specialised team, which will also remove all non-standard and non-compliant humps located along main roads or internal streets.
This has been a little-documented piece of the war, despite all the aviation histories on the market covering other facets of pilot experience, and so Hump Pilot stands out in this arena as a rare survey of Eastern Himalayan dangers and challenges.
Reflective poles in black and yellow are installed on both sides of some speed humps to prevent drivers from overtaking from the side and warn road users of the hump from a distance.
In his account of the Hump airlift, an operation often relegated to the periphery of airpower studies, the author describes factors that contributed to the unforgiving ruggedness of the environment endured by pilots flying the China-Burma-India corridor.
The hump in the floor was something that appeared after the first winter.
Hump, who took over from Al Capone as the head of "the firm", was a "bad man" who might have turned out differently had it not been for a rough childhood.
The politician said the Hump, who took over from Al Capone as the head of 'the firm', was a 'bad man' who might have turned out differently had it not been for a rough childhood.
SUPERGROUP The Black Eyed Peas have banned their controversial chart hit My Humps.
LOOKING through some back numbers of the Echo, I read with interest Councillor J Ireland's letter on speed humps (Viewpoints, March 10).
Any competent driver would try his or her best to avoid the pot holes as, indeed, they now iron out any speed humps they encounter.