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lump

Pathol any small swelling or tumour
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"Here it is," said the Fairy, taking a lump from a golden sugar bowl.
If she had been friends with Colin she would have run to show him her presents at once, and they would have looked at the pictures and read some of the gardening books and perhaps tried playing the games, and he would have enjoyed himself so much he would never once have thought he was going to die or have put his hand on his spine to see if there was a lump coming.
He could not believe it till the sailors showed him the lump of silver.
The driver was a young giant, and when he climbed on his load and poised a lump of coal in both hands, a policeman, who was just scaling the waggon from the side, let go and dropped back to earth.
So she dropped the lump into my lap just at that moment, and I clapped my legs together on it and she went on talking.
my dear Ribby; and may I have a lump upon my nose?"
And he also put into the hat certain schoolboy treasures of almost inestimable value -- among them a lump of chalk, an India-rubber ball, three fishhooks, and one of that kind of marbles known as a "sure 'nough crystal." Then he tiptoed his way cautiously among the trees till he felt that he was out of hearing, and straightway broke into a keen run in the direction of the sandbar.
He cleared the hilt of his cutlass and loosened the blade in the sheath; and all the time we were waiting there he kept swallowing as if he felt what we used to call a lump in the throat.
I hastily took a lump of camphor from my pocket, and prepared to light is as soon as the match should wane.
At last he said, 'Master, my time is up; I must go home and see my poor mother once more: so pray pay me my wages and let me go.' And the master said, 'You have been a faithful and good servant, Hans, so your pay shall be handsome.' Then he gave him a lump of silver as big as his head.
We shall lump both cases into one, and you watch out."
One old rooster was stirring about, pecking at the solid lump of ice in their water-tin.