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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

bleb

\bleb\ , noun;
1.
A bubble.
2.
Medicine/Medical. A blister or vesicle.
Quotes:
One day, as he was bathing her, a bleb of shampoo had streamed into her eye, and she had kept a hand pressed to it for the rest of the day, quailing away from him whenever he walked past.
-- Kevin Brockmeier, Things That Fall From the Sky
His gaze skims over the computer out the side-yard window, to rest on a fat avocado, a bleb of green light hanging from a branch.
-- Diana Abu-Jaber, Birds of Paradise
Origin:
Bleb was first used in the early 1600s. It is considered imitative of a blister itself. It is also related to the Middle English word blob.
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