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pock

any pustule resulting from an eruptive disease, esp from smallpox

pock

[päk]
(medicine)
A pustule of an eruptive fever, especially of smallpox.
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The beaches wore the colour of death As the sea of pink seeped into the shell pocked shore And the greedy jaws of battle Consumed them by the score
Young people, Ayers maintains, could only take so much of it in: the image of "a slim peasant boy, his torso pocked with tiny razor cuts from knees to shoulders, a thousand little rivulets of blood sucking his life out of him;" or the more famous image of the eleven year old girl running naked down the road, her face contorted in terror, the napalm still clinging to her, burning away at her flesh.
Bowery's humongous belly protruded even from upholstered costumes; his shrieking leather outfit with prosthetic leg was a monstrosity; and later his mountainous and pocked flesh became fields of paint for artist Lucian Freud.