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lump

(lŭmp)
n.
1. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
2. Medicine A swelling or small palpable mass.
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There were gullies and ravines, and holes like gravel-pits, cut in ice; lumps and scattered pieces frozen down to the original floor of the floe; blotches of old black ice that had been thrust under the floe in some gale and heaved up again; roundish boulders of ice; saw-like edges of ice carved by the snow that flies before the wind; and sunken pits where thirty or forty acres lay below the level of the rest of the field.
The driver was a young giant, and when he climbed on his load and poised a lump of coal in both hands, a policeman, who was just scaling the waggon from the side, let go and dropped back to earth.
He was still in the air and in most unstable equilibrium, when the teamster hurled a thirty-pound lump of coal.
But the three policemen were flung far and wide, and Bill Totts, raining down lumps of coal, held the fort.
Here it is," said the Fairy, taking a lump from a golden sugar bowl.
Thank you," said the old man, and he took the glass, but refused sugar, pointing to a lump he had left.
The merchants then threw great lumps of meat into the valley.
He applied his cups several times, and every time struck his lancet into the same place; having drawn away a large quantity of blood, he healed the orifices with three lumps of tallow.
And, going up to the elephant, he gave him several lumps of sugar, saying, "Here, Kiouni, here, here.
So he is gloomily borne off to the Lumps-of-Delight shop, where Rosa makes her purchase, and, after offering some to him (which he rather indignantly declines), begins to partake of it with great zest: previously taking off and rolling up a pair of little pink gloves, like rose-leaves, and occasionally putting her little pink fingers to her rosy lips, to cleanse them from the Dust of Delight that comes off the Lumps.
I know the sort of nose,' says Rosa, with a satisfied nod, and tranquilly enjoying the Lumps.
The water in the bilges thundered at each roll, and lumps of coal skipped to and fro, from end to end, rattling like an avalanche of pebbles on a slope of iron.