In the limelight, every glitch and wart becomes an eyesore for an international audience.
I've said the Indian must die, because he has no wart on his nose.
He discovers a wart, he pries into a pore; and he calls it knowledge of man.
I like to reflect that Cromwell had a wart on his nose; the thought makes me more contented with my own features.
What is it when one kisses his mistress' freckle neck, another the wart on her nose?
His habits were as set as the wart on his nose and he proposed to change neither one nor the other.
That was my school nickname, from a wart I once had on my chin.
But one day last week I just happened to look at my hands and there wasn't a wart to be seen.
But, for God's sake, are you going to sit here like a wart on a dead dog an' wait for 'em?
We alighted almost in front of a quaint building which looked like an excrescence—a wart—on the visage of a dilapidated chapel.
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.
A hard, rough lump that grows on the skin and is caused by infection with certain viruses; it typically occurs on the hands or feet. Also called verruca, verruga.
A very large factor of multiplication; a high exponent: We feel it won't increase by warp factor five, either
[1970s+; fr the notion of warp speed, a velocity greater than the speed of light, popularized in science fiction and especially by the TV series Star Trek; it is necessary to imagine such enormous speeds in order to keep fictional cosmic travel more or less in the realm of the humanly compassable]
A small, crocky feature that sticks out of an otherwise clean design. Something conspicuous for localised ugliness, especially a special-case exception to a general rule. For example, in some versions of "csh(1)", single quotes literalise every character inside them except "!". In ANSI C, the "?" syntax used for obtaining ASCII characters in a foreign environment is a wart. See also miswart.