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blubber

(blŭb′ər)
n.
1. The thick layer of fat between the skin and the muscle layers of whales and other marine mammals, from which an oil is obtained.
2. Excessive body fat.
adj.
Swollen and protruding: blubber cheeks.

blub′ber·y adj.

blubber

the thick layer of fat deposited below the DERMIS which acts as a thermal insulation layer in some mammals, e.g. whales, seals.
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LOS ANGELES -- US retailer Target apologized Friday after a labeling gaffe that saw the color of a plus-size dress named after manatees, the blubbery denizens of the deep found off the Florida coast.
I realise his warm-hearted enthusiasm for these blubbery creatures is infectious one afternoon in Storoya, when we run into a haul-out of walrus.
Then how come," he wondered, "you eat so much that obesity is becoming your greatest killer, that your kids are blubbery balloons while you throw out 10 billion quids' worth of food each year?
Consequently, my own legal beaver was more then a little interested in the success of the chocolate bar, fizzy drink and crisp makers that have a steely grip on the nation's blubbery throat.
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Although nowadays a blubbery vision in flaming red Spandex and ratty mullet, Art is not about to disabuse the idealistic kid of his fantasy.
Spindly aristos with prize-winning jug ears that spend the afternoon holding up the topper left by grandfather in his will; blubbery men who failed to attend the fitting for their hire suit on account of being unavoidably detained in the saloon bar of the Ferret and Sack by the Hunslet versus Dewsbury game; none of it reflects well on anybody involved.
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