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n. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form [syn: bulge, bump, hump, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence]

Usage examples of "gibbosity".

Behind the neck and immediately above the shoulder rises a gibbosity or hump of the same height as the dorsal ridge.

I answere, that the argument will not hold of such bodies, whose superficies is full of unequall parts and gibbosities as the Moone is.

Because observation tels us, that the spotted parts are alwaies smooth and equall, having every where an equality of light, when once they are enlightened by the Sunne, whereas the brighter parts are full of rugged gibbosities and mountaines having many shades in them, as I shall shew more at large afterwards.

But the word of Mr Costello was an unwelcome language for him for he nauseated the wretch that seemed to him a cropeared creature of a misshapen gibbosity, born out of wedlock and thrust like a crookback toothed and feet first into the world, which the dint of the surgeon's pliers in his skull lent indeed a colour to, so as to put him in thought of that missing link of creation's chain desiderated by the late ingenious Mr Darwin.