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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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Black lumpen, catastrophically free of wage discipline, must in turn be managed by "the occupying army, embodied by the police department" (149).
En Una novelita lumpen, ya sea a nivel onirico o metaforico, esta implicitamente relacionada con la nocion marxista de lumpen, que da titulo a la novela.
Meanwhile, lumpen Islam comes with a pathological secularism.
But the mass is far from lumpen. Quite apart from the fact that everyone is an individual, there are distinct motivations that drive how poorer people live their lives.
Perhaps less successful was Litton's rather lumpen performance of Finzi's delightful Eclogue for Piano and Strings, a piece full of English gentility and wistfulness which began rather ploddingly, but improved as it progressed.
The sixth and final chapter illustrates how the Black Panther Party tried to revive the "outlaw hero" in black popular culture and employ anti-police rhetoric, characterizing the forces of law and order as pigs, in order to draw support from white radicals for a revolution of the black "lumpen proletariat." (3)
It is pedestrian and lumpen. Allen may want to think his quick fire film-a-year approach to movie-making as it's undoing his rich legacy and that is sad to see.
Mainly, though, the play is a bittersweet comedy, and Shirley's wry commentary on her existence in suburban Liverpool, married to the lumpen Joe, and her sojourn in Greece, where a holiday became a sexual adventure and then a whole new life, raised plentiful laughs in this Huddersfield Thespians production, directed by Enid Luty.
And the heavier sound they've developed over their last three albums, although it makes them sound lumpen on CD, just added more energy to an already furious live set.