abulge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ bulge

Adjective[edit]

abulge (not comparable)

  1. Bulging.
    • 1885, Alexander Stewart, ’Twixt Ben Nevis and Glencoe: The Natural History, Legends, and Folk-Lore of the West Highlands, Edinburgh: William Paterson, Chapter 46, p. 336,[1]
      It was a bright afternoon, with just enough wind over the quarter to set our lugsail well abulge, and make our little “Penguin” dance merrily over the rippling wavelets.
    • 1964, Clifford Lindsey Alderman, The Vengeance of Abel Wright, Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Chapter Fourteen, p. 186,[2]
      One day that next spring, a long line of wagons jolted over the cartway north from Hadley. They were abulge with everything you could think of. I could see bedsteads and other furniture, rolls of bedding, pots, kettles with gallows crooks to hang them by in a fireplace.
    • 1977, Anthony Burgess, Abba Abba, Boston: Little Brown, Chapter Five, p. 49,[3]
      The neighbour eater saved his jug with both hands, barking Romanly, eyes abulge, while the wine danced to its resettling.
    • 2001, Niall Griffiths, Sheepshagger, New York: St. Martin’s Press, p. 176,[4]
      Small white torpedoes, conical plastic cucumbers featureless and others quite convincing replicas of the real thing, flanged and veined and abulge.

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