Varicose Veins

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Varicose vein (noun)- an abnormal swelling and tortuosity especially of a superficial vein of the legs, usually used in plural

Talking about Middlebury the other day, I remembered that I had a multivariable calculus professor who loved to wear shorts and had the nastiest varicose veins on one of his calves. I would often stare at them and picture how the blood would splatter if the veins had burst.