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camelback

[kam-uh l-bak] /ˈkæm əlˌbæk/
noun
1.
the back of a camel:
They traveled through the desert on camelback.
2.
a curved back of a sofa or chair, having a central rising section between two lower sections.
adjective
3.
having a shape resembling the humped back of a camel.
adverb
4.
on camelback:
to ride camelback.
Origin of camelback
camel + back1
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  • None of them but Fekmah had ever had the experience of riding on camelback.

    Captured by the Arabs James H. Foster
  • People's faces at first, then the outline of camelback Mountain.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • So did the sight of the patient old camelback Mountain, that had inspired the legend of Shapur.

  • I have finished my legend at last,—the legend I have made about camelback Mountain.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • He had left the highway and was following the wheel-tracks which led across the desert to camelback Mountain.

    The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Then she kept turning to look back at old camelback Mountain, until it, too, faded from sight in the fading day.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Still, he had not yet come in sight of camelback Mountain, which was to serve as a guide-post.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • “And Joe and I were to take motion pictures when we get started on camelback,” said Bob proudly.

    Captured by the Arabs James H. Foster

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