Swelling
Swelling Swell"ing, n. 1. The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride. [1913 Webster]

Rise to the swelling of the voiceless sea. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. A protuberance; a prominence; especially (Med.), an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling. [1913 Webster]

The superficies of such plates are not even, but have many cavities and swellings. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]


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