His youthful views seem merely that, youthful, like his habit of drinking milk in hope of bulking up his slight, small frame.
Two rows of hills, shadowy, bulking in the darkness, stretched ahead on either side and the canyon lay between.
She fell to the ground, toppling sidewise, and bulking large.
The first method is bulking larger every day, especially in country districts and in camps.
A considerable number of the company were now employed in curing or bulking the late catch of pilchards.
Ahead the northeast headland of the Isle of Sheppey was bulking large and near.
Straight as an arrow, bulking large upon a little gray mare, he moved not the fraction of an inch with the question.
MacRae lifted his head to see his father's friend and his own, Doctor Laidlaw, physician and fisherman, bulking large.
To tale off a summary of associated influences would crowd a bulking volume.
We like to see our friend moving across the scene he describes, but we dont want to see him bulking large in his own landscape.
mid-15c., "a heap," earlier "ship's cargo" (mid-14c.), from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse bulki "a heap; ship's cargo," thus "goods loaded loose" (perhaps literally "rolled-up load"), from Proto-Germanic *bul-, from PIE root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
Meaning extended by confusion with obsolete bouk "belly" (from Old English buc "body, belly," from Proto-Germanic *bukaz; see bucket), which led to sense of "size," first attested mid-15c.
"swell, become more massive," 1550s (usually with up), from bulk (n.). Related: Bulked; bulking.