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pimple,

small pointed elevation of the skin that may or may not contain pus. The formation of pimples is frequently associated with infection, irritation, or overactivity of the sebaceous and sweat glands. Repeated eruptions of pimples are often termed acneacne,
common inflammatory disease of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, nodules and, in the more severe forms, by cysts and scarring. The lesions appear on the face, neck, back, chest, and arms.
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pimple

[′pim·pəl]
(materials)
A small, conical elevation on the surface of a plastic.
(medicine)
A small pustule or papule.

pimple

1. a small round usually inflamed swelling of the skin
2. any of the bumps on the surface of a table tennis bat
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Now in his fourth season at United, Ronaldo reflected on how much he has matured as a player and as a person since he arrived at United as an unknown in July 2003 with the pimpled complexion of an adolescent and sporting braces on his buck teeth.
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Massive nay heart, the heart of a hero, I knew it, Though I was ten, pimpled, squint eyed, dung spattered.
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In his discussion of the citrus industry of southern California, Garcia, half-Mexican and half-Anglo himself, brings to light an often hidden world of Mexican immigration and labour in the area's once-premier industry, the growing and harvesting of citrus crops in areas now pimpled with tract housing.
How true, how true, said he, and then a shadow passed over his countenance, and he added, fingering a dark hole burned into the baize by a cigarette: Yet see how cruelly misused she is, poor creature, her tender integument scarred and torn, pocked by ash and pimpled with foodstuffs and dribble, scratched by our scuffing nervous fingers, branded by our cold wet whiskey glasses, mercilessly flogged by the slap of cards and careless throw of chips and coins.
The pimpled plastic on the dash was decent enough but one of the pillar covers came off in my hands as I was pushing the car.
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Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
He recruited renowned food scientist and friend Stephen Story to join his analysis of the pimpled green fruit.