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plewd
 n.— «Mort Walker of “Beetle Bailey” fame invented a cartoon vocabulary called Symbolia that we cartoonists make use of from time to time.…Plewds—the sweat droplets that appear around a character’s head when sweating, working hard, or stressed by a dissertation project.» —“Tired of wide pages? Grawlixes won’t help” by Debbie Kornmiller Arizona Daily Star (Phoenix) Jan. 29, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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