excrescence excrescence


  1. (n) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  2. (n) (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body


  1. Franklin Roosevelt, who recently described columnists as unnecessary excrescences, turned out to be a onetime excrescence himself.
  2. In his second book Grass has turned to another grotesquea gawky adolescent named Joachim Mahlke who is afflicted by a quivering excrescence of flesh over his Adam's apple.
  3. As every Junker knows Herr Darr regards their class as a feudal excrescence on new Germany.


  • Meanwhile, in Chicago, Joel Reese defends Clark the Pantsless Cub.

    Meanwhile, in Chicago, Joel Reese defends Clark the Pantsless Cub . Neil Steinberg does not . Some highlights: "Horror ... pantsless obscenity ... Smurf-like blandness ... monstrosity ... homogenized ... this excrescence ... designed to pacify the sick children it visits in hospitals (thus freeing actual players from the chore, a colleague even more cynical than myself pointed out) ... The love ...
    on January 15, 2014     Source: Deadspin


  • The desert is described as lifeless, and Bowles writes in one of his grimmer passages, "Now there was a grey, insect-like vegetation everywhere, a tortured scrub of hard shells and stiff hairy spines that covered the earth like an excrescence of...
    on Nov 20, 2009 By: Paul Bowles Source: guardian.co.uk

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