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Definition of "spiny-backed" []

  • Having the back covered with spines (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "spiny-backed" in a sentence
  • "Once we had cleared the packed and festering suburbs, we went flanking across a terminal vertebra of the mountain range that sprawls lengthwise of the land of Italy, like a great spiny-backed crocodile sunning itself, with its tail in the Tyrrhenian Sea and its snout in the Piedmonts; and when we had done this we came out on a highway that skirted the bay."
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