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swaybacked

[swey-bakt] /ˈsweɪˌbækt/
adjective, Veterinary Pathology.
1.
having the back sagged to an unusual degree; having a sway-back.
Also, swayback.
Origin of swaybacked
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80; sway + backed
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  • The parlour had once been two rooms, and the floor was swaybacked where the partition had been cut away.

    My Antonia Willa Cather

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