from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Abnormal; irregular.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abnormal; misshapen.
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I grant the lions pride of plaoe through custom immemorial, but in truth am more taken with the abnormous creatures fetched back from the New World than those our people have known since the time of Arthur.
The inflammation and tumefaction of the parts continued for a considerable time, and when ultimately reduced by the application of tepid fomentations, the skin appeared greatly relaxed; and the muscular fibres having lost their power of support or contractility, owing to their long quiescence, seemed no longer able to keep their lids in their proper situation; the edges therefore remained in the abnormous position previously assumed.