Bumps
The raised area of a bump or bruise results from blood leaking from these injured blood vessels into the tissues as well as from the body’s response to the injury. A purplish, flat bruise that occurs when blood leaks out into the top layers of skin is referred to as an ecchymosis.

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  • bumps — noun The ritual tossing of someone into the air to celebrate their birthday …   Wiktionary

  • bumps — n pl female breasts. A mock childish term …   Contemporary slang

  • bumps — bÊŒmp n. blow, stroke; projection, swelling v. strike, hit; collide; be jolted, be shaken adv. with a thump interj. thump, noise made by a bump …   English contemporary dictionary

  • BUMPS — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bumps race — Bumps redirects here. For other uses, see Bump (disambiguation). A bump during Torpids at the University of Oxford, 1999: Jesus College Men s 1st VIII catch Hertford College. A bumps race is a form of rowing race in which a number of boats chase… …   Wikipedia

  • Bumps Blackwell — Robert Alexander „Bumps“ Blackwell (* 23. Mai 1918 in Seattle, Washington; † 27. Januar 1985 in Hacienda Heights, Kalifornien) war ein amerikanischer Musikproduzent und Songwriter in den Genres Rhythm and Blues und Rock ’n’ Roll. Bumps Blackwell… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bumps River — The Bumps River is a small river in Centerville, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It is a tributary of the Centerville River …   Wikipedia

  • bumps race — noun A form of rowing race in which a number of boats chase each other in single file; each boat attempts to catch the boat in front without being caught by the boat behind …   Wiktionary

  • May Bumps 2001 — The May Bumps 2001 were a set of rowing races held at Cambridge University from Wednesday 13 June 2001 until Saturday 16 June 2001. The event was run as a bumps race and has been held annually in mid June since 1887. See May Bumps for the format… …   Wikipedia

  • May Bumps 2000 — The May Bumps 2000 were a set of rowing races held at Cambridge University from Wednesday June 14, 2000 until Saturday June 17, 2000. The event was run as a bumps race and is one of a series of May Bumps which have been held annually in mid June… …   Wikipedia

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