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weal

(wēl)
n.
A ridge on the flesh raised by a blow; a welt.
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I'm not fat but even with thick padding under my outsize bra straps I get deep red weals, sometimes actual cuts, on my shoulders, and I get near constant backache.
After World War II, Weals landed a job at the now-defunct Journal as a headline writer and general- assignment reporter.
Police said that when the teenage gunman was arrested, his trousers had been torn and his bottom had red weals.
The jockey is appealing against a seven-day ban he was handed last week at Doncaster where he was stood down for his ride on Cool Mission, who was found to have suffered minor weals as a consequence of excessive use of the whip.
One of Lee McKeown's victims suffered a broken arm as he tried to defend himself and both he and the other victim, his son, suffered "nasty" weals from the weapon.
A medical officer described the boy as covered with weals and abrasions from 'the nape of the neck to the back of the knees'.