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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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"I turned into a blubbering wreck because that was the significant moment of the afternoon for me.
Mrs Robson said: "He has turned us into a blubbering wreck.
I watched the Champions League Final,but what was all that about with "hard man" John Terry, blubbering and wailing at the end, like a little kid who had his sweets takenA off him.
It's the only version where I end up a blubbering wreck as his voice soars at the end.
Now stop blubbering and get to work." I hung up the phone feeling a deep sense of relief.