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  • adj. Large, massive, heavy, or bulky.


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bulk +‎ -some


  • Now until that hour it had never occurred to me that I was anywhere nearly so bulksome as this friend of mine was.

    One Third Off

  • Just as we jumped out of our carriage a young peasant woman, who had been bending over the injured man, set up a shrill outcry, which was instantly answered from behind us; and looking round we saw, running through the bare fields, a great, bulksome old woman, with her arms outspread and her face set in a tragic shape, shrieking as she sped toward us in her ungainly wallowing course.

    Europe Revised

  • Truly to be well entered is half progress; afterward the bulksome and burdensome lusts of the flesh are stript off, at least in a greater measure, and then the spirit moves easily and willingly; this walk becomes a recreation, that at first was a labour.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning


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