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Welter
From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon


“…in a welter of battle that crimsoned the frozen snow…”

-Lord of Samarcand

1. wel•ter1

[ˈweltər]

VERB

1. literary

move in a turbulent fashion:

 lie steeped in blood with no help or care.

NOUN

2. a large number of items in no order; a confused mass:

synonyms: confusion • jumble • tangle • mess • hodgepodge •

mishmash • mass

 a state of general disorder:

ORIGIN

Middle English (in the sense ‘writhe, wallow’): from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German welteren.

wel•ter2

[ˈweltər]

NOUN

3. short for welterweight. The welterweight division, instituted at the beginning of the gloved era, is thought to have been so-named due to it being a "catch-weight” division where lightweights might challenge middleweights.

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