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The general was a stout man, with rather a protuberant corporation.

The lips are protuberant and moderately developed all round.

The lower part on the ventral side, is protuberant and rounded.

Occasionally he studied the situation from under his protuberant forehead.

They were violet in colour, protuberant, and malevolent beyond words.

Both disturbances result from the attraction of the moon on the non-spherical earth—on its protuberant equator.

Corpulence is considered a great beauty—a fat face and a protuberant stomach constituting the ideal of an Adonis.

Rudolph Krauss, across the aisle from Penrod, watched the operation with protuberant eyes, fascinated.

He soon made his appearance, eating an apple; there was a smile on his face, and his pockets were protuberant.

He lay on his back with his eyes fixed on the ceiling, and his two long arms crossed over his protuberant stomach.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from French protubérant (16c.) and directly from Late Latin protuberantem (moninative protuberans), present participle of protuberare "to swell, bulge out" (see protuberance). Related: Protuberantly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROTUBERANT

bulging

adjectivecurving outward
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