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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gibbous  \Gib"bous\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  gibbeux  See  {Gibbose}.] 
  1.  Swelling  by  a  regular  curve  or  surface;  protuberant; 
  convex;  as  the  moon  is  gibbous  between  the  half-moon  and 
  the  full  moon. 
 
  The  bones  will  rise,  and  make  a  gibbous  member. 
  --Wiseman. 
 
  2.  Hunched;  hump-backed.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne.  -- 
  {Gib"bous*ly},  adv  --  {Gib"bous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gibbous 
  adj  :  (used  of  the  moon)  more  than  half  full  [syn:  {gibbose}] 




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