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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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A year later, Tyson took lumps of a different sort out of Holyfield.
The dog incident - when Princess Anne's bad-tempered bitch of a bull terrier not only took lumps out of one of the corgis but, far more important, the Queen's devoted maid Ruby - was a black mark against the Windsors.