razor-backed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj razor-backed having a sharp narrow back "a razor-backed horse","razorback hogs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Razor-backed (Zoöl) Having a sharp, lean, or thin back; as, a razor-backed hog, perch, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

Ethan, glaring at his face in the glass, threw his head back to draw the razor from ear to chin.
"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton
I see a parody of the popular battle between razor-back and rattler.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
His raven hair falls down to his back, for he has a sublime contempt of shears and razors.
"Canyons of the Colorado" by J. W. Powell
He saw himself, in short, wrecked on the razor-backed shelving rocks of misery.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, XXII" by various
He brandished his razor and swept the Boches back over the Marne, he swept them through Senlis, he swept them across the Aisne.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 18, 1919" by Various
Once there was a sawed-off Attorney who had studied until he was Bleary around the Eyes and as lean as a Razor-Back.
"People You Know" by George Ade
So she rolled about until she found a pine twig, which she took in her mouth, rolling with it back to the razor.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
He cleaned, wiped and stropped his razor and put it back in the case.
"The Return" by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
And not content with razor-backs Produce a quota for the tracks.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
The swamps are full of razor-backs like Charlie, fellows who'd rather make a million a night in their heads than five dollars a day in cash.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
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In news:

Gillette unveils 5- bladed razor New system, available in early 2006, to have lubricating strips on both the front and back sides.
Back to The HooK front page COVER- Slashed: Presley's razor wire claims collateral damage .
Back to The HooK front page NEWS- Razor's edge: Presley trail trial postponed.
The razor clams are back, luring the masses to tromp and dig at Clam Beach.
Back to The HooK front page NEWS- Deal's off: Razor wire charges still stand.
In this particular instance the gator did back down after encountering that razor sharp barbed wire at the top CRAZY.
President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000.
She worked in radio in the 80's when "editing" meant cutting tape with a razor blade and taping it back together.
The Winchester Razor Back XT is a new offering focused at the ever-popular (and necessary) hog hunting.
Razor Back › Game & Fish.
A man convicted of manslaughter attempted to break back into the jail by climbing over three layers of razor wire fencing.
Money back for razors at CVS.
For a spiky look, ask your stylist for supershort layers of equal length (about two inches), and since the back of your neck will be revealed, have your stylist clean up unwanted hairs with an electric razor.
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In science:

This possibility has been rejected in on the basis of measurements on sample ”2-R” in which some roughness has been introduced by razor damaging and for which ∆λ(5K ) (only) increases by ∼ 60% (and A is subsequently only marginally modified when the edges are cut back ”as clean as possible”).
Comment on "Precision global measurements of London penetration depth in FeTe$_{0.58}$Se$_{0.42}$"
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