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wen,

benign, slow-growing, painless cyst of the skin resulting from obstruction of the sebaceous gland ducts. It is frequently found on the scalp, ears, face, back, or scrotum. Usually no treatment is required. Large wens may be surgically removed.
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wen

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1. Pathol a sebaceous cyst, esp one occurring on the scalp
2. a large overcrowded city (esp London in the phrase the great wen)

wen

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a rune having the sound of Modern English w
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They quote England World Cup winner Will Greenwood saying: "Alun Wyn Jones is the best player the northern hemisphere has produced in the 21st century."
Heno - Hedd Wyn yn Hollywood, nos Sul y 24ain, 10pm Cofiwch hefyd am ddydd ein nawddsant!
They were among 50 others who went to the reunion in Bolton, Greater Manchester, to meet up with Wyn and other Newcastle United legends Jim Iley, who was also given a silver salver, Tony Green, Dave Hilley, Pat Howard, and Glenn Keeley.
Police found an iPad by a settee when they searched his home in October 2017, despite Wyn Jones saying all his electronic devices had previously been taken away by the police.
All this and a dry west Wales sense of humour - strangely similiar to Hedd Wyn's own love of mischief, which provides one or two lighter moments in the show.
"They would meet at Tir Prince for the final programme of the series each year for a pot where the winner would take all," explained Wyn.
Telling Wyn's twin sister Sian, a hairdresser in Lincolnshire, and her eldest son Gwylim, 27, a sergeant stationed in the Falklands at the time, was not easy for Belinda.
EARLY YEARS: Wyn and Alan a week after their wedding GOING STRONG: Wyn and Alan celebrate 65 years together
Wyn Jones has become a mainstay of the Wales engine room alongside Ian Gough or Ian Evans over the last few years.
"The brief was to make 140 body parts in jars," says Wyn, as if he'd just received an order to make a fake spanner for Dalziel and Pascoe.