One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See camber‘a steep, badly cambered turn’
- ‘Their roads were highways, raised up on a cambered bank of material dug from roadside ditches.’
- ‘Most were straight, solid-surfaced, and cambered for drainage just as modern highways are today.’
- ‘These are almost invariably twisty, wet, uneven, covered in spilt diesel, negatively cambered and crawling with fools.’
- ‘The leaf is cambered downwards along its length.’
- ‘The paths and roadway are so newly laid, so perfectly cambered, that the rain runs off, to be spirited away by hidden drains.’
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