hindermost

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hindermost located farthest to the rear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hindermost Furthest in or toward the rear; last. "Rachel and Joseph hindermost ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hindermost Same as hindmost.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Hindermost superlative of hind, farthest behind
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
The superlative of hind,. See Hind (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hindan (adv.), back, hinder, backwards; Goth. hindar, Ger. hinter, behind.

Usage

In literature:

When the horn is blown, there is a rush for the door, and the hindermost one is sure to get a blow from the overseer.
"My Bondage and My Freedom" by Frederick Douglass
Say, 'Right-O and devil hindermost!
"The Yellow God" by H. Rider Haggard
In other words, the 'seating' is not to be continued to the hindermost portion of the branches of the shoe.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
A chain is fastened to the rear end of the hindermost log.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
Length of hindermost leg 0.6 inches.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Grey
Wedge-shaped the Herd raced for the leading horseman; hindermost labored the fatted bulls, but in front thundered the leader.
"The Outcasts" by W. A. Fraser
Then it will be each for himself and the devil gets the hindermost.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
The hindermost looked round for a moment and caught a glimpse of us.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Larkin, in the top flight with Major Cowan, had taken up position as the hindermost plane in the group and had, therefore, the greatest altitude.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
It's each man for himself in a city office and God help the hindermost.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
Valentine tried to get into the hindermost row.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
He explored the hindermost recesses of his being, and brought forth his secrets for her to share.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
"Misread Passage of Scriptures" by J. Baldwin Brown
One of the hindermost transports, taking too wide a bend, crashed into the wagon.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
It was every man for himself, and the dogs, take the hindermost.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
The caterpillar is coloured grey and brown, with a black head, and a broad white stripe down the back of the hindermost segments.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
It contains the hindermost teeth, which rarely differ from those in front, except in sometimes being smaller.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
One of the men approached within a few yards of the hindermost, and fired.
"Forest Life and Forest Trees: comprising winter camp-life among the loggers, and wild-wood adventure." by John S. Springer
There is an immense interval between the foremost and the hindermost in the army of God.
"Practical Religion" by John Charles Ryle
The hindermost dog may catch the hare.
"Dictionary of English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases" by Thomas Preston
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In poetry:

The waiter he knelt at the toes
Of an ugly and thin coryphee,
Who danced in the hindermost rows
At the Theatre des Varietes.
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert