In the former Bill Hurt longed to hump you and in the latter a large dog did just that in your role as an animal trainer.
Despite 20 years of cycling between expectation and disappointment, I hump along with that aim in mind.
Diplomatic dispatches at the time, written by men who had no reason to lie to their own rulers, reported no hump or withered arm.
Of course, not even a new Contract With America may be enough to help Republicans over the hump in 2010.
Also 2004: John Kerry kept it close but never got over the hump.
“Luncheon” is an extended form of “lunch” (another form of “lump,” as “hunch” is of “hump”).
The hump is an immemorial sign of the French badin-ès-farces.
I'm goin' over thar ter hump Doane's house—an' reason with them hotheads.
It is just as wonderful whether it is one hump or two humps.
I declare that the hump seemed the one normal thing about it.
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.
"to do the sex act with," attested from 1785, but the source of this indicates it is an older word. Meaning "to raise into a hump" is from 1840. Related: Humped; humping.
[one of many fanciful coinages for something unspecified; probably related to hooter, ''anything trifling,'' found fr the mid-1800s, and to hewgag, ''an indeterminate, unknown mythical creature,'' similarly found; the syllable hoo-, which is prominent in such coinages, probably represents the interrogative pronoun who; the folk-music sense is based on this, in spite of a fanciful explanation by the singer Woody Guthrie, involving a loud singer called Hootin' Annie]