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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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Before entering the corporate world, I had many jobs in many fields: naval officer, newspaper reporter, public relations consultant, Looking back, none of these was better than the one in which I was a "blubberer," scraping sealskins for a fur company in Alaska.
Uh petrified scrap of uh great blubberer, servin to remind us that once this land was covered with sea.