Classical Usage: The Merriam-Webster suggested usage for this word is: warty excrescence in the colon. Eeeewww, groooossss! So, what in Jane Eyre could stick out in such a unappealing way? The tightly wound buns of the poor girls at Lowood. Remember how Brocklehurst had their locks cut off?
Classically Mad Usage: Much like chilblains, I hope not find much application for this, at least not in terms of warty colon growth. And even though I’ve been known to post a few gratuitous pictures of the excrescence of my daughter’s tresses on my other blog, I’ll spare you here.