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
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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