from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Protuberance.
  • noun Something that is protuberant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as protuberance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being protuberant.
  • noun A 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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