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blubber

1. a thick insulating layer of fatty tissue below the skin of aquatic mammals such as the whale: used by man as a source of oil
2. Austral an informal name for jellyfish

blubber

[′bləb·ər]
(invertebrate zoology)
A large sea nettle or medusa.
(vertebrate zoology)
A thick insulating layer of fat beneath the skin of whales and other marine mammals.
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It is one week today before Weight Watchers will be faced with my blubbery form.
They have wide mouths, large blubbery lips, and an overbite--a combination of features that gives them a comical appearance.
The number of resident birds has dropped dramatically while species such as the blubbery manatee, or `sea cow', are suffering from habitat degradation (see Geographical, June 1996).
Bad enough with Jennifer I-Can't-Help-Being-Fat Johnson always blubbery.
Whether they're burrowing birds, blubbery whales, or snuggling squirrels, animals have lots of ways to keep warm in winter.
Lacking a blubbery layer of fat, sea otters survive frigid temperatures by trapping air within their fur.
He escaped only because one of his companions fired three bullets into the beast's blubbery belly.
Jephcote was last weekend crowned ABA Novice champion at 57kgs - but five years ago, he weighed a blubbery 120kgs
Let those apt to make excuses for our blubbery brethren witter on about ignorance of nutrition and a food industry that's all too ready to tempt us with cheap, unhealthy food and drinks.
At Blubbery Lake near Morpeth, Steve Wood, Trev Wilson and Dave Coster have all been catching around 5lb apiece - mainly skimmers around half a pound, and on Leazes Park Malcolm Macdonald had a netful of small perch along with bonus roach up to 5oz.
Most moments of blubbery come down to the bride's dress which she is only allowed to see and try on for the first time the day before the wedding.
John Torode, with his blubbery mouth and sagging jowls, at least appears to know what he's talking about, albeit in an unappealing Aussie whine.