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      n   a raised mark on the surface of the body produced by a blow,   (Also called)    wale, welt, wheal  
     (C19: variant of wale1, influenced in form by wheal)  
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weal          [2]  
      n  
1    Archaic   prosperity or wellbeing (now esp. in the phrases the public weal, the common weal)  
2    Obsolete   the state  
3    Obsolete   wealth  
     (Old English wela; related to Old Saxon welo, Old High German wolo)  

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weal

  
  
contusion, mark, ridge, scar, streak, stripe, wale, welt, wheal  

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