Friday, May 17, 2013


Welt [ welt  ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 1. (n.) a ridge on the skin caused by whip or cane
2. (n.) a strip of leather stitched into a shoe between the upper and the sole
3. (n.) a blow or lash which produces a ridge on the body
4. (tr. v.) to flog or beat soundly
5. (tr. v.) to reinforce with a welt
6. (intr. v.) to be marked with welts
 The jockey was fined for indiscriminately whipping his horse during the race thereby causing welts on its flanks.
 Some will bear the scars, in the form of welts shaped like the drain, on their bodies forever.