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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pimple a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pimple (Med) Any small acuminated elevation of the cuticle, whether going on to suppuration or not. "All eyes can see a pimple on her nose."
    • Pimple Fig.: A swelling or protuberance like a pimple. "A pimple that portends a future sprout."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pimple A small inflammatory dermal tumor or swelling; a papule or pustule, such as are seen in acne.
    • n pimple A little elevation or protuberance, of any kind, resembling a pimple.
    • n pimple A jolly boon companion.
    • pimple To cover with pimples; cause to abound with pimples; spot or blotch as with pimples.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pimple pim′pl a pustule: a small swelling
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  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Mind like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Minds, like bodies, will fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.”
  • George Burns
    “Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. pīpelian, to blister; cf. L. papula, pimple
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pipel, nasalised from L. papula, a pustule.


In literature:

There's a new pimple growing on the old boil.
"Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works" by Kåalidåasa
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
The skin is raised in the form of little pimples or vesicles, and a watery lymph exudes.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Her head's still fine, 'n' her legs ain't got so much as a pimple on 'em.
"Blister Jones" by John Taintor Foote
Where the skin is rough or covered with pimples this suggestion is of especial value.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
I have the same feeling when I get a pimple on my face.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
They look to me now like pimples and ulcers on the brow of beauty!
"The Author Of Beltraffio" by Henry James
See his oily, yellow face dotted with pimples.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
His pulse was high, quick and hard; his face and eyes red and swollen; while, on his neck, I detected half a dozen rosy pimples.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
He was rather a stocky man, with a red, pimpled face, a broad nose, small, twinkling eyes and intensely black hair.
"Chester Rand" by Horatio Alger, Jr
Mosk was a lean, tall man with a pimpled face and a military moustache.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
Rub the pimples or blotches for some minutes with a rough towel, and then dab them with the lotion.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
It has been thought by some that pimples on the face are a sign of masturbation in the youth, but such is not the case.
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
In his pale, pimpled face were traces of incapability and bad humour.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
As a result of the ascension, Tartarin's nose peeled, pimpled, and his cheeks cracked.
"Tartarin On The Alps" by Alphonse Daudet
In the course of a few days an eruption of red-colored pimples, or boils, appears.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Mrs. S. had a pimpled face, which I believe arose from potation of ale.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The goloshes were new, just bought for the winter, and the pimples on their soles were fresh and sharp.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
But the front view of the Secretary displayed a countenance whose pimples radiated satisfaction, and spectacles that were alight with joy.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
My health was perfect; never even so much as a pimple.
"Inside John Barth" by William W. Stuart

In poetry:

His dress was torn - for dregs of ale
And slops of gin had rusted it;
His pimpled face was wan and pale,
Where filth had not encrusted it.
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Her teeth the night with darkness dyes,
She's starr'd with pimples o'er;
Her tongue like nimble lightning plies,
And can with thunder roar.
"On Lyce - An Elderly Lady" by Samuel Johnson
One was a lean and lanky man
Whose face spelt pimples —and failure,
The other —was short —with a patch on his eye
—And a couple of wives in Australia!
"The Travellers aka Twas a Dark and Stormy Night! (with knobs on)" by T W Connor
His malice was a pimple down his good
big face, with its sly eyes. I must be sorry
Mr Frost has left:
I like it so less I don't understood—
he couldn't hear or see well—all we sift—
but this is a bad story.
"Dream Song 37: Three around the Old Gentleman" by John Berryman

In news:

New Study Finds Allergy -Like Reaction May Trigger Rosacea Bumps and Pimples.
Pimpled, leather like, pea shaped in shades of cranberry red to chocolate brown.
Face it, the end of adolescence doesn't mean the end of pimples.
A mere pimple on the trunk of the elephant.
Puberty brings about many changes, from deepening voices and height changes to hair growing in unwelcome places and pimples popping up when we don't want them to.
Scientists have pinpointed a virus that naturally seeks out and kills pimple -causing bacteria.
There's a pimple on Miss America.
Oz Demonstrates How to Pop a Pimple .
Watch How to Hide a Pimple in the Fitness Video.
While we were stopped at a red light I noticed this big pimple on my forehead.
So will acne sufferers who buy pimple creams.
Everyone knows what not to do to pimples: Don't pop them.
Scientists discover virus that seeks out and destroys pimple-causing bacteria.
Acne could be the most frequent dilemma and if everyone is suffering from it, Acne No Longer may be the suitable selection which will be one of the best selling pimple e-books online.
Redness and pimple-like bumps may indicate rosacea.

In science:

Simon’s graphical decomposition lemma to show that the surfaces Σk can be written as a graph with small Lipschitz norm together with some "pimples" with small diameter in a neighborhood around the point ξ .
Willmore minimizers with prescribed isoperimetric ratio