"I'd probably hit him a welt and he'd go off bawlin' like a calf," he communed with himself.
He might chance to strike where no words would efface the welt.
Waldo was thinking of his father as he strode down the pass with that welt on his cheek.
Oncus -i: a welt: applied to welt-like ridges on caterpillars.
Then if he monkeyed too much, why—I could welt him well after.