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You can lump unemployment policies into two broad categories—the US-style efforts that provide payments to people who have lost their jobs, and policies popular in Europe that provide money to companies to keep workers on the payroll.

From Quartz

Unlike spoons, spurtles allegedly don’t drag and prevent lumps.

From Eater

That arrangement might look something like paying a lump sum, Shevchuck suggests, but Moran argues “in my experience, arrangements to collect money from employees who have departed are inherently problematic.”

From Fortune

Upon closer inspection of a big lump of bones in the creature’s belly, Motani’s team discovered that the last thing the ichthyosaur ate was the body of a thalattosaur, sans head and tail.

A pair of changes being rolled out to Apple’s operating systems has publishers lumping the device maker into that group as well.

From Digiday

French President François Hollande is telling the French people they should “not lump them together.”

If the Americans are going to lump them together with ISIS, maybe best to join forces.

The one-time anti-bullying champion let his attorney seek to lump the victim together with the victimizer.

One morning in late December, Sclove told me she awoke to discover a lump on her lower spine.

The lump, it turned out, was the result of a dislocated vertebrae.

Besides a few crumbs, it contained a small lump of narwhal blubber and a little packet.

Now Isaias had ordered that they should take a lump of figs, and lay it as a plaster upon the wound, and that he should be healed.

He gulped back the lump in his throat; his trembling nerves became as steel.

Furs should be kept in a box, alone, and in summer carefully packed, with a quantity of lump camphor to protect from moths.

There was a lump in Perry's throat at that moment, and he stopped his rocking and turned to the fire, so his back was toward me.


On this page you'll find 140 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lump, such as: bulge, bump, chunk, hunk, knot, and pile.

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