Thesaurus / tumid

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From the days of Horace downwards it has been permitted to actors and orators to pass rapidly from the comic to the tumid strain.

The term is applied more particularly to the tumid part in the hinge of bivalve shells on which the ligament is fixed.

A Conchological ManualGeorge Brettingham Sowerby

Tumescence: a swelling or tumid enlargement: a puffed up area.

The whorls are posteriorly gibbose or tumid at the sutures, and the callus is less spreading than in others of the genus.

The listener's face was tumid and discoloured, his eyes bloodshot.

The WhirlpoolGeorge Gissing

The abdomen was tumid, and marked by cicatrices like those of women, who have borne children.

A low-spired, globular shell with a large, tumid, smooth body-whorl.

The Sea-beach at Ebb-tideAugusta Foote Arnold

They, indeed, ridiculed his action as theatrical, and his style as tumid.

Fruit a 1-celled, 1-seeded drupe, with soft pulp and a thin-crustaceous (flattened or tumid) stone.

From the country poured in felicitations to the Republic from hamlet and city, tumid with a rampant joy.

Romantic SpainJohn Augustus O'Shea

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