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 for gibbousness
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) :

  gibbousness
      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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