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What is it when one kisses his mistress' freckle neck, another the wart on her nose?

That was my school nickname, from a wart I once had on my chin.

Her lips drooped at the corners and there was a wart upon her chin.

He discovers a wart, he pries into a pore; and he calls it knowledge of man.

He had a wart on his cheek, and wore a straw hat summer and winter.

But, for God's sake, are you going to sit here like a wart on a dead dog an' wait for 'em?

I've said the Indian must die, because he has no wart on his nose.

Cromwell had a wart on his nose, but still was esteemed an efficient man.

He is fifty years old and has a red nose and a wart on his chin.

“Come on, Wart,” Hampden called to Siddons from the doorway.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wearte, from Proto-Germanic *warton- (cf. Old Norse varta, Old Frisian warte, Dutch wrat, Old High German warza, German warze "wart"), from PIE root *wer- (1) "high, raised spot on the body, or other bodily infirmity" (cf. Latin verruca "swelling, wart;" see vary). Phrase warts and all "without concealment of blemishes" is attested from 1763, supposedly from Oliver Cromwell's instruction to his portrait painter.

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