from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Protuberance.
  • n. Something that is protuberant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality or state of being protuberant.
  • n. A protuberance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being protuberant; protuberance; prominence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as protuberance.


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  • He was of that easy sort of feather-bed corpulency of form that betokens good-nature, and had none of that smooth, red, well-filled protuberancy, which indicates a choleric humour and a testy temper.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • Besides, it is held by naturalists that if there be a protuberancy of parts in the superior region of the body, as in the ears and nose, there must be a parity also in the inferior; and therefore in that truly pious age the males in every assembly, according as they were gifted, appeared very forward in exposing their ears to view, and the regions about them; because

    A Tale of a Tub


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