They were first beaten with a tire iron, and then the guards rubbed chili powder on their welts.
It left Blue Blazes ridged with welts, trembling, fright sickened.
Of course, every man-jack of us had lumps and welts and cuts, and there were some bones broken.
But so long as nobody sneezed or broke out in welts, their lives were probably safe.
Of our socks it could be said that the welts were good; the toes and heels had perished of overwork.
These welts, when covered by the leather of the binding, showed as raised bands.
As they laid on quickly the welts and bloody stripes appeared.
He was so poor that he used to have welts on his legs from wearin' the same buckskin pants.
But the backs of his legs were so seamed with welts that he could not walk.
Moreover, upon her body were the welts and the bruises left there when the blacks had beaten the mule with their cruel blows.
early 15c., a shoemaker's term, perhaps related to Middle English welten "to overturn, roll over" (c.1300), from Old Norse velta "to roll" (related to welter (v.)). Meaning "ridge on the skin from a wound" is first recorded 1800.
A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.