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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HUMP

The only height she remembered was the Puy de Dome, rounded off at the summit like a hump.

And then we should have to hump the lime at least half a mile up from the beach.

We should have to hump treble the weight of the lime we should get after burning them.

I should want my camel on wheels, with a railin' around his hump.

If we hump ourselves we ken cross the divide afore the road is blocked.

Capylus: a hump on the Tupper side of the segments of many larva.

I declare that the hump seemed the one normal thing about it.

I got sick for the whinin' of a rope, wanted to hump over the hills after cows' tails.

He's got no call to crawl my hump when you boys are doin' the best you can.

A close study of this mad dressing shows that there is always a "hump."

WORD ORIGIN

1680s (in hump-backed), from Dutch homp "lump," from Middle Low German hump "bump," from Proto-Germanic *hump-, from PIE *kemb- "to bend, turn, change, exchange." Replaced, or perhaps influenced by, crump, from Old English crump. A meaning attested from 1901 is "mound in a railway yard over which cars must be pushed," which may be behind the figurative sense of "critical point of an undertaking" (1914). Humpback whale is from 1725.

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