- They had their weight pretty well placed at that; not lumpy or bulgy, you know, but with them expanses of shoulder, and their big, heavy faces- well, the picture of slim, narrow- chested Merry Stidler sittin' wedged in between the two, like the ham in a lunch counter sandwich, was most too much for me. - "On With Torchy", Sewell Ford.
- Keggs was a man- one must use that word, though it seems grossly inadequate- of medium height, pigeon- toed at the base, bulgy half- way up, and bald at the apex. - "The Man Upstairs and Other Stories", P. G. Wodehouse.
- He thrust his bulgy nose into the air to sniff the direction of the wind. - "King Spruce, A Novel", Holman Day.