Sway-backed
Sway-backed Sway"-backed`, a. Having the back hollow or sagged, whether naturally or as the result of injury or weakness; -- said of horses and other animals. [1913 Webster]

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  • sway|backed — sway backed or sway|backed «SWAY BAKT», adjective. 1. a) having the back sagged or hollowed to an unusual degree: »a sy backed horse. b) strained in the back, as by overwork. 2. that sags in the middle, especially through age or lack of care: »a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sway-backed — or sway|backed «SWAY BAKT», adjective. 1. a) having the back sagged or hollowed to an unusual degree: »a sy backed horse. b) strained in the back, as by overwork. 2. that sags in the middle, especially through age or lack of care: »a sway backed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sway-backed — /ˈsweɪ bækt/ (say sway bakt) adjective having the back sagged to an unusual degree; having a sway back …   Australian English dictionary

  • sway-back — sway|back or sway back «SWAY BAK», adjective, noun. –adj. = sway backed. (Cf. ↑sway backed) –n. an exaggerated sag or downward curvature of the spinal column of an animal, especially of a horse …   Useful english dictionary

  • sway|back — or sway back «SWAY BAK», adjective, noun. –adj. = sway backed. (Cf. ↑sway backed) –n. an exaggerated sag or downward curvature of the spinal column of an animal, especially of a horse …   Useful english dictionary

  • sway — v. & n. v. 1 intr. & tr. lean or cause to lean unsteadily in different directions alternately. 2 intr. oscillate irregularly; waver. 3 tr. a control the motion or direction of. b have influence or rule over. n. 1 rule, influence, or government… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sway — Sway  англоязычная версия песни «¿Quién será?», мамбо 1953 года мексиканского композитора и руководителя оркестра Пабло Бельтрана Руиса. В 1954 году английский текст написал Норман Джимбел[1], и песню записал Дин Мартин (его запись …   Википедия

  • Sway (song) — For other song and album with the same title, see Sway Sway is the English version of ¿Quién será? , a 1953 mambo song by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz. The most famous version is that of Dean Martin recorded in 1954. English …   Wikipedia

  • swaybacked — /sway bakt /, adj. Vet. Pathol. having the back sagged to an unusual degree; having a sway back. Also, swayback. [1670 80; SWAY + BACKED] * * * …   Universalium

  • swayback — sway·back swā .bak, bak n 1) an abnormally hollow condition or sagging of the back found esp. in horses also a back so shaped 2) LORDOSIS 3) a copper deficiency disease of young or newborn lambs that is marked by demyelination of the brain… …   Medical dictionary

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