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blain

 (blān)
n.
A skin swelling or sore; a blister; a blotch.

[Middle English, from Old English blegen.]

blain

(bleɪn)
n
(Pathology) a blister, blotch, or sore on the skin
[Old English blegen; related to Middle Low German bleine]

blain

(bleɪn)

n.
an inflammatory swelling or sore.
[before 1000; Middle English blein(e), Old English blegene, c. Middle Dutch bleine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blain - an inflammatory swelling or soreblain - an inflammatory swelling or sore  
sore - an open skin infection
chilblain, chilblains, pernio - inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
Translations

blain

n. llaga, ampolla, pústula.
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A chaise was sent for from Crewkherne, and Charles conveyed back a far more useful person in the old nursery-maid of the family, one who having brought up all the children, and seen the very last, the lingering and long-petted Master Harry, sent to school after his brothers, was now living in her deserted nursery to mend stockings and dress all the blains and bruises she could get near her, and who, consequently, was only too happy in being allowed to go and help nurse dear Miss Louisa.
Having a strong background in the digital microwave radio industry, Bruce Blain will provide NSMA valuable insight on market trends, development issues, as well as manufacturing and industry standards.
Going to Goshen will let the academy add 74 students and increase its employee count to about 36, from 30, Blain said.
Though primarily a team-based race, with the top three riders from each side determining points allocation for their outfits, Blain celebrated as he crossed the finish line on Lord Street at the end of contest which ebbed and flowed for long periods, enthralling the packed crowd.
With three wins out of four probably needed to see Ryan Watson's men through to the 2011 showpiece Blain admits the heat is on.
Blain has returned to Yorkshire and believes his team-mate is also due another crack at the big time He said: "Dewald was unlucky to be released by Worcestershire.
BIGELOW BOY: Julian Cound with Selina Blain as Julie
NEWCASTLE EMLYN: Blain, Delaney, Jones, Williams, Evans, James (Gilderdale 80), Davies (Price 72), Thomas, Morgan, Williams, Clarke (Jones 49).
Blain trapped Arua Uda and John Ovia lbw in his first over, both failing to score.
Former Heriot's and Penicuik ace Blain, who burst back to prime form with a five-wicket haul against Worcestershire last week, insisted: "They will be overwhelming underdogs on a stage packed with talented Aussies and South Africans.
Andy Davies got on the end of a cross and beat Blain from 15 yards.
Mr Blain, of Islington, North London, said: "It was a silly thing to do.