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A small swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne; a papule or pustule.

[Middle English.]

pim′pled, pim′ply adj.
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Adj.1.pimpled - (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skinpimpled - (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin
blemished - marred by imperfections
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He landed close to old Sea Vitch--the big, ugly, bloated, pimpled, fat-necked, long-tusked walrus of the North Pacific, who has no manners except when he is asleep--as he was then, with his hind flippers half in and half out of the surf.
There was no doubt but he became his years, breathing, as he did, of wealth and consideration; and it was a surprising contrast to see our parlour sot - bald, dirty, pimpled, and robed in his old camlet cloak - confront him at the bottom of the stairs.
He was sixty years of age, with white hair cropped short like a brush; stout, thickset, and apoplectic about the neck, with a vulgar pimpled face, gray eyes, and a mouth like a furnace door; such was the profile portrait of Antoine, the oldest attendant in the ministry.
Whether they were right or wrong in this conjecture, certain it is that minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort, and like them, are often successfully cured by remedies in themselves very nauseous and unpalatable.
There is no such place in that part now; but it remained there for many years, looking with a baulked countenance at the wilderness patched with unfruitful gardens and pimpled with eruptive summerhouses, that it had meant to run over in no time.
Dickison leaning against the door-post with a melancholy pimpled face, looking as irrelevant to the daylight as a last night's guttered candle,--all this may not seem a very seductive form of temptation; but the majority of men in Basset found it fatally alluring when encountered on their road toward four o'clock on a wintry afternoon; and if any wife in Basset wished to indicate that her husband was not a pleasure-seeking man, she could hardly do it more emphatically than by saying that he didn't spend a shilling at Dickison's from one Whitsuntide to another.
The glow of the fire was upon the landlord's bald head, and upon his twinkling eye, and upon his watering mouth, and upon his pimpled face, and upon his round fat figure.
It is shaped like a cannonball with pimpled, dullcoloured skin, but once you cut into it, it reveals the most magnificent ochre- hued cheese that tastes like Parmesan when it is young, but as it matures, it becomes surprisingly like Edam.
Orally sadistic, it is the fear of being eaten by the unknown, the fine hair rising on the back of the neck, the pimpled goose flesh on arms; a primal unease.
We kiss the pimpled (Expletive) of arrogant, know-nothing teenagers.
Two people are playing in the basement gym of a school in Szatmarnemeti (the one with the most patina in town, although patinas had already become somewhat outdated in those days): one of them is the schools teacher of Hungarian, the other is perhaps his disciple, perhaps his colleague, perhaps his love; there is no telling, although she can hardly be his love with that dramatically ugly, pimpled face, sticking-out ears, and red hair.
It only reinforces the fact that danger can be lurking around the corner even when one is indulging in as pointless a pursuit as chasing a pimpled ball until it disappears into a hole, or smashing a bouquet of feathers or a fluffy yellow object across a net or, as in case of Hughes, hitting the hell out of a five-and-half ounce leather cherry.