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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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A black rooster with a blood-red comb pecked at the yellow grains of corn scattered on the floor of Hell by Oswin, the toothless, humpbacked laborer who helped the sacristan at mass.
If it's aliens, hopefully they will enjoy listening to Chuck Berry and humpbacked whales while they work through mathematical equations.
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.
His metallic sculpture of the Zebu (a humpbacked South Asian ox or cow) evokes an aspect of brutality yet also fragility and elegance.
When he revives a work from the past, like his Nutcracker for ABT, his Don Quixote for the Dutch National Ballet, or his The Little Humpbacked Horse for the Maryinsky Ballet, he doesn't "modernize" them, but goes deeper into their poetic underpinnings and ambiance, shaping the classical steps to yield different musical and emotional qualities.
For every man of woman born, though he be long secure, Will one day be borne on humpbacked bier.
Here, 6,500 heads of humpbacked Cebu cattle graze three days in one field before Crochiquia's cowboys herd them to the next plot, a process designed to keep fields lush.
The humpbacked beavertail safety cups the hammer to keep it from biting your hand.
But these three cows didn't fit neatly together: A tall, stocky blonde stood next to a flop-eared, humpbacked, mouse-colored something, next to the all-black.
All I know is that he was humpbacked and he did not like to mix with carvers." Sibson, it appears, worked with the same group in the town of Dreux, near Paris, at a later stage.
The Defender romped its way through peat treacle-wells, threaded along tortuously narrow lanes and across humpbacked bridges and even tackled precarious ditches to ensure it was ready and waiting at each checkpoint for the often exhausted walkers.