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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Gibbous \Gib"bous\, a. [Cf. F. gibbeux. See Gibbose.]
1. Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant;
convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half-moon and
the full moon.
The bones will rise, and make a gibbous member.
2. Hunched; hump-backed. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. --
Gib"bous*ly, adv. -- Gib"bous*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects
from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an
obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the
rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well
developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns" [syn:
bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity,
gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance,
protrusion, extrusion, excrescence]
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