(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
ridge, welt, wale, line.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A state of health, happiness, and prospering: prosperity, welfare, well-being. See BETTER.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A ridge or bump raised on the flesh, as by a lash or blow: wale, welt, wheal, whelk. See MARKS.

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