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 for protruding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Protrude \Pro*trude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Protruded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Protruding.] [L. protrudere, protrusum; pro forward
     + trudere to thrust. See Threat.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To thrust forward; to drive or force along. --Locke.
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     2. To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from
        confinement; to cause to come forth.
        [1913 Webster]
              When . . . Spring protrudes the bursting gems.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary; "the
             jutting limb of a tree"; "massive projected buttresses";
             "his protruding ribs"; "a pile of boards sticking over
             the end of his truck" [syn: jutting, projected,
             projecting, protruding, relieved, sticking(p),
             sticking out(p)]

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