weal

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weal

1
a raised mark on the surface of the body produced by a blow

weal

2
Obsolete the state
References in classic literature ?
They're all made o' them noble animals," says he, a-pointin' to a wery nice little tabby kitten, "and I seasons 'em for beefsteak, weal or kidney, 'cording to the demand.
Shall I, or shall I not (come weal, come woe) take myself off?
Our difference of opinion amounts to this, that you make the mainspring self-interest, while I suppose that interest in the common weal is bound to exist in every man of a certain degree of advancement.
Still, Shelagh helpfully posts her own impressively grisly image of two stonking red weals up her leg.
And horses such as Cause Of Causes could go back to their lovely warm stables without the weals.
But the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, complained he went too far after she was left screaming with pain and with angry red weals on her skin, the Daily Mail reported.