bulgy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bulgy curving outward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bulgy Bulged; bulging; bending, or tending to bend, outward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bulgy Bending outward; bulging: as, “bulgy legs,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bulgy To get the bulge on one (slang), to get a decided advantage over a person
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. boulge, prob. L. bulga, a leather knapsack; a Gallic word.

Usage

In literature:

His pockets were bulgy with wheat and crumbs, and his heart was big with happiness.
"The Song of the Cardinal" by Gene Stratton-Porter
He had risen and, despite the farcicality of Dr. Will Kennicott's bulgy trousers draped over his arm, he had the grace of a cat.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
She was in a petticoat now, and corsets which bulged, and unaware of being seen in bulgy corsets.
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
Those little bulgy eyes of his look at you particularly straight and childlike.
"Lady Baltimore" by Owen Wister
I had been lookin' for a six-footer with bulgy muscles an' a grippy jaw.
"Happy Hawkins" by Robert Alexander Wason
Piers was holding a large envelope, bulgy with its contents, whatever they were, and sealed; his eyes rested upon it.
"The Crown of Life" by George Gissing
He sat down and sprung his eye-glasses on his bulgy nose and drew out a package of manuscript.
"The Landloper" by Holman Day
It was white and bulgy and gleaming and full up of pearl buttons and everything.
"The Adventures of Sally" by P. G. Wodehouse
They were both fat and somewhat bulgy-eyed.
"A Man of Means" by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
It wuz big enough to hold one, and it looked sort o' bulgy.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4." by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
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In science:

This shows that the correlation of density with morphology is not simply given by a different fraction of ellipticals to spirals in different environments, but that the bulginess of systems varies smoothly across environments.
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
We find that a similar correlation between luminosity and bulge prominence is in place in high-, medium-, and low- density environments: higher luminosity systems show increased bulginess and the trends are quite smooth.
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
SDSS, while star-forming systems do not show signatures of significant structural evolution, suggesting that the disk phase (as the elliptical phase) is stable, while the bulgy phase is not and leads to a progressive growth of the bulge.
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
Strong AGN in the local universe would be associated with bulgy systems with plenty of gas that at earlier times where mostly star-forming systems, as observed.
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
The hosts of these nuclei have substantially transformed towards more concentrated stellar distributions typical of more bulgy systems.
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
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