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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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All night, with burning brands, he fought off the hungry pack.
Mechanically, at short range, without letting go of it, he thrust a brand full into her open and snarling mouth.
Every time he was thus awakened he drove back the wolves with flying brands, replenished the fire, and rearranged the pine-knot on his hand.
With a flaming brand in each hand, he sprang to the edge of the fire.
Flinging his brands at the nearest of his enemies, the man thrust his smouldering mittens into the snow and stamped about to cool his feet.
Burning brands made them spring aside, but they no longer sprang back.
The man has been branded at some time as they brand cattle.
The blubbery beast was first spotted from the shore late on Thursday afternoon by Lewis Hooper, a volunteer at North Ronaldsay bird observatory.
A high fat diet based on blubbery seals is essential for providing the necessary energy for the bears to live in the cold, but sea ice changes have made it harder to find this critical prey, Williams said.
And his blustery, blubbery charm, backed as it is by a sly and acute intelligence, is hard to resist.
The Arctic Ocean is home to incredible wildlife, from majestic polar bears to blubbery walruses, mysterious narwhals and graceful seabirds.
Braving the stormy weather, the blubbery babies have arrived slightly earlier this year on the Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast.