Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


This makes a flat back with no fullness and is called a bound placket.

And he went to the fireplace, turned round, and began to warm his flat back.

She looked towards the open door and saw the footman's flat back, and narrow head covered with carefully plastered hair.

The back is then "rounded" by use of a hammer; if the book is to be a "flat back" one, the rounding is very slight.

The viol differed from the violin family proper in having a flat back like a guitar, and rounded corners.

I only vaguely see the outline of a kneeling figure, evidently neither bulky nor obese, of a flat back and vigorous shoulders.

He's got a straight, flat back and good teeth and eyes—will they make up for a shabby wardrobe and no visiting list?

Its short waist suited her youthful bust and flat back and narrow shoulders.

He was a splendid specimen of physical manhood, big and well-muscled, with a broad, flat back and soldierly carriage.

Even the slicker that she wore could not disguise the flat back and the erect carriage of the slender body.