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 for bulge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bulge \Bulge\ (b[u^]lj), n. [OE. bulge a swelling; cf. AS.
     belgan to swell, OSw. bulgja, Icel. b[=o]lginn swollen, OHG.
     belgan to swell, G. bulge leathern sack, Skr. b[.r]h to be
     large, strong; the root meaning to swell. Cf. Bilge,
     Belly, Billow, Bouge, n.]
     1. The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.
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     2. A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when
        caused by pressure; as, a bulge in a wall.
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     3. (Naut.) The bilge of a vessel. See Bilge, 2.
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     Bulge ways. (Naut.) See Bilge ways.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bulge \Bulge\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bulged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it
        yields to pressure; to be protuberant; as, the wall
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     2. To bilge, as a ship; to founder.
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              And scattered navies bulge on distant shores.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects
           from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an
           obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the
           rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well
           developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns" [syn:
           bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity,
           gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance,
           protrusion, extrusion, excrescence]
      v 1: swell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the
           huge meal" [syn: bulge, pouch, protrude]
      2: bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear
         to bulge [syn: bulge, bag]
      3: bulge outward; "His eyes popped" [syn: start, protrude,
         pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come
      4: cause to bulge or swell outwards [syn: bulge, bulk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "bulge":
     advantage, allowance, bag, balloon, beetle, belly, belly out,
     bilge, billow, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boss, bouge, bow,
     bubble, bug, bulb, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, button, cahot, chine,
     clump, coign of vantage, condyle, convex, deadwood, dilate,
     distend, dowel, drop, ear, edge, expand, flange, flap,
     flying start, gall, gnarl, goggle, handicap, handle, head start,
     hill, hump, hunch, inside track, jog, joggle, jump, jut, knob,
     knot, knur, knurl, lip, loop, lump, mole, mountain, nevus, nub,
     nubbin, nubble, odds, overhand, overhang, papilloma, peg, poke,
     pooch, pop, pouch, pout, project, projection, protrude, protrusion,
     protuberance, protuberate, rib, ridge, ring, round out,
     running start, shoulder, something extra, something in reserve,
     spine, stand out, start, stick out, stud, style, swell, swell out,
     swelling, tab, tubercle, tubercule, upper hand, vantage,
     vantage ground, vantage point, verruca, vesicle, wale, wart, welt,
     whip hand

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