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 for Gibbous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gibbous \Gib"bous\, a. [Cf. F. gibbeux. See Gibbose.]
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     1. Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant;
        convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half-moon and
        the full moon.
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              The bones will rise, and make a gibbous member.
                                                    --Wiseman.
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     2. Hunched; hump-backed. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. --
        Gib"bous*ly, adv. -- Gib"bous*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gibbous
      adj 1: characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an
             abnormality of the vertebral column [syn: crookback,
             crookbacked, humped, humpbacked, hunchbacked,
             gibbous, kyphotic]
      2: (used of the moon) more than half full [syn: gibbous,
         gibbose]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "gibbous":
     arched, arciform, arclike, arcual, bandy, bowed, bowlike,
     bunchbacked, camelback, concave, convex, convexed, crookbacked,
     embowed, excurvate, excurvated, excurved, gibbose, humpbacked,
     humped, humpy, hunchbacked, hunched, hunchy, kyphotic, out-bowed,
     oxbow, rotund, vaulted
  
  

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