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euphemisms for 'fat'

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In the large wicker-bottomed arm-chair in the left-hand chimney- nook sat old Martin Poyser, a hale but shrunken and bleached image of his portly black-haired son--his head hanging forward a little, and his elbows pushed backwards so as to allow the whole of his forearm to rest on the arm of the chair.
Much comforted by this assurance, Brittles opened the door to its full width, and confronted a portly man in a great-coat; who walked in, without saying anything more, and wiped his shoes on the mat, as coolly as if he lived there.
Brittles replying in the affirmative, and pointing out the building, the portly man stepped back to the garden-gate, and helped his companion to put up the gig: while Brittles lighted them, in a state of great admiration.
But lazily undulating in the trough of the sea, and ever and anon tranquilly spouting his vapory jet, the whale looked like a portly burgher smoking his pipe of a warm afternoon.
Almost as soon as he had spoken, a portly upright man (whom I can see now, as I write) in a well-worn olive-coloured frock-coat, with a peculiar pallor over-spreading the red in his complexion, and eyes that went wandering about when he tried to fix them, came up to a corner of the bars, and put his hand to his hat - which had a greasy and fatty surface like cold broth - with a half-serious and half-jocose military salute.
And so, once more, John fell to work discounting the delightful future: his first appearance in the family pew; his first visit to his uncle Greig, who thought himself so great a financier, and on whose purblind Edinburgh eyes John was to let in the dazzling daylight of the West; and the details in general of that unrivalled transformation scene, in which he was to display to all Edinburgh a portly and successful gentleman in the shoes of the derided fugitive.
To see a camel train laden with the spices of Arabia and the rare fabrics of Persia come marching through the narrow alleys of the bazaar, among porters with their burdens, money-changers, lamp-merchants, Al-naschars in the glassware business, portly cross-legged Turks smoking the famous narghili; and the crowds drifting to and fro in the fanciful costumes of the East, is a genuine revelation of the Orient.
The portly pet needs to lose 23kg - the average weight of a husky - before he can be re-homed and has been put on a special diet and exercise regime to shed the pounds.
The suspect is described as a middle-aged white man, of portly build and about 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall.
Posing like a poor man's Poldark the portly PM huffed and puffed trying to bodyboard at Polzeath.
Cowell "For an old geezer like me, who comes along in his 64th year and he's slightly portly, and he thinks he's a bit over the hill, this last month, with this delightful teacher, has taken me to a very special place".
Not just that but a very big shirt and very big trousers" - Tony Blair paying tribute to the outgoing portly Adam Boulton as Sky News political editor.
The Santa convention has attracted 255 bearded and portly gentlemen to go Santa Casual for a couple of days in the Florida sunshine
They were great," reads the caption under a black and white image of the serious, portly couple outside a clapboard building with a striped awning and a bold sign reading 'SEAFOOD A SPECIALTY,' found in Marcia Jo Zerivitz's 2009 book, Jews of Greater Miami.