Eight months later, breast cancer in the news reminded me to check on my lump.
During the campaign she had ignored a lump that had grown to nine centimeters.
It is important not to lump all forms of intrusion together, but rather to consider them category by category.
I discovered my own lump two weeks after receiving a clear mammogram.
A screening might detect a lump that has been growing slowly for years, he notes.
Dorothy gulped down the lump in her throat, but made no reply.
Alleyne said nothing, but his heart seemed to turn to a lump of ice in his bosom.
Torr (torr), a mound or lump; generally applied to a round hill.
Your mind is so set on yourself that you're like a lump of stone.
They were tried in a lump; they were condemned by a single word.
early 14c., lumpe (1224 as surname), probably in Old English, perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. cognate Danish lumpe, 16c.), of unknown origin. Cf. also Middle High German lumpe, early modern Dutch lompe. Phrase lump in (one's) throat "feeling of tightness brought on by emotion" is from 1803. Lumps "hard knocks, a beating" is colloquial, from 1934. Lump sum, one covering a number of items, is from 1867.
early 15c., "to curl up in a ball, to gather into a lump" (implied in lumped), from lump (n.). Meaning "to put together in one mass or group" is from 1620s. Related: Lumped; lumping.
"endure" (now usually in contrast to like), 1791, apparently an extended sense from an older meaning "to look sulky, dislike" (1570s), of unknown origin, perhaps a symbolic sound (cf. grump, harumph, etc.). Related: Lumped; lumping.
LUMPING. Great. A lumping pennyworth; a great qualtity for the money, a bargain. He has got a lumping pennyworth; frequently said of a man who marries a fat woman. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]