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    Default One clump on the head

    Hello.

    I am reading an English book in which the narrator is describing himself like a hypochondriac. At the end doctors and chemists refuse to give him pills and they give him clumps on the head.
    Those clumps seems cure him but I don't understand what are clumps ?

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    Default Re: One clump on the head

    I don't see why a clump on the head would cure him: a 'clump' is a blow or stroke - they hit him.

    I think the point may be that what he needed was not more pills but 'a dose of reality'

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    Default Re: One clump on the head

    I can't find a dictionary definition showing "clump" as a noun meaning a blow or stroke or hit and I've never heard it used that way.

    A thump on the head, yes.
    A clout round the head, yes.

    Littlerene24, what book were you reading? And can you give us the actual sentence/paragraph which includes the patient being given "clumps on the head"?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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