bumpy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bumpy covered with or full of bumps "a bumpy country road"
    • adj bumpy causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements "a rough ride"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bumpy Having or marked by bumps; having a surface marked by bumps or protuberances.
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Quotations

  • Bette Davis
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    “Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night! [As Margo Channing in All About Eve]”

Usage

In literature:

Partly from shell holes, and partly from the wear of heavy traffic, the road was very bumpy.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
It was indeed a bumpy place, Whisker pulling the children over tree roots and bits of broken wood.
"The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island" by Laura Lee Hope
The going was rough and bumpy, far worse than the main road, but the girls never noticed it.
"The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point" by Laura Lee Hope
It was too bumpy to allow even a doze, sleepy as most of us felt.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
Although it's a calm mornin', with hardly a ripple, the motion was a little bumpy.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
By the dim light of the old moon Crane made a bumpy landing and they sprang from their seats and hastened toward the house.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
The cart creaked and wobbled in the bumpy ditch-crossing that led past the pole.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
The old man slept on a bumpy couch in the corner of his office.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
The train ride was a little bumpy, but Forrester didn't really mind.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I brought up on the ground in the usual bumpy manner of the beginner.
"High Adventure" by James Norman Hall
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In poetry:

Across the sands of Syria,
Or possibly Algeria,
Or some benighted neighborhood of barrenness and drouth,
There came the Prophet Samu-u-el
Upon the Only Cam-u-el –
A bumpy, grumpy Quadruped of discontented mouth.
"The Legend Of The First Cam-u-el: An Arabian Apologue" by Arthur Guiterman

In news:

Motorists in for bumpy ride as road projects lag.
Buckle up your seat belts, we are in for a real bumpy ride.
Aerosmith's new ' Dimension ' is more like a bumpy trip through the old days.
"It was very bumpy, believe me.".
Georgia's special teams have taken fans on a sometimes bumpy ride this season.
0It's been a bumpy road for the Ishpeming Hematites.
Construction crews who spent much of the summer repairing portions of road surface on Interstate 5 in Tacoma have moved to South King County, where they're working on a notoriously bumpy section of freeway north of Federal Way.
New web browser navigates bumpy start, but its best features may prove to be its saving grace.
Meteorologist Brooks Garner flew into the eye of Hurricane Sandy and the flight got a bit bumpy at times.
Toddler Callen Johnson was having a great time Saturday morning going from an orange pumpkin to a bumpy orange pumpkin to a green speckled gourd and then onto a gray one, pointing to each one and laughing.
The bumpy hides are turned into some of the most pricey loafers, handbags , belts and watch bands sold around the world.
My contention is that copyright enforcement in the digital realm, though it's obviously had a pretty bumpy history, isn't self-evidently impossible.
It's going to be a bumpy year.
New research shows that a woman's hesitation before her wedding might predict a bumpy road ahead.
TRENTON — Former state Attorney General Paula Dow's bumpy road to a state Superior Court judgeship could end today — seven months after Gov Chris Christie first nominated her.
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In science:

We build a second type of bumpy black hole in Sec.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
The points + ring perturbation to a Schwarzschild black hole thus perfectly matches our requirements for a bumpy black hole.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
VII B, showing in particular that the hole’s bumpiness is usefully encoded in the strong-field periapsis precession.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
In particular, we outline further work that should be done to connect the bumpy black hole concept to future astrophysical observations.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
Our goal is to develop a family of spacetimes corresponding to stationary perturbed black holes: bumpy black holes.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
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