Is there a synonym like that? Example sentence:

One Monday, Mary showed up with a __ at work.


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A shiner: bruised or blackened eye

Example from mirror.co.uk:

'My little lad loves my shiner' reveals Anthony Joshua after Klitschko win that secured him £15million payday

Also, 2001 movie named: Shiner.

Michael Caine stars as Billy "Shiner" Simpson, a small time boxing promoter with big ideas.


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  • Wow, that's an eye-opener (pun intended); I wouldn't have imagined shiner meaning this earlier. Not sure how many would take it for a black eye in Mary showed up with a shiner at work. +1. Jul 19, 2017 at 5:45
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    Bold. Be bold and bold the answer. An example sentence taken from the net, or its etymology would make this answer sweeter.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jul 19, 2017 at 7:04
  • @Mari-LouA Thx Mari. I updated everything.
    – Kace36
    Jul 19, 2017 at 9:58
  • I noticed, great work! If you don't mind, I'm leaving the comment above so new users can see that it is relatively easy to write good complete answers that are also supported. Reams and reams of pages is not necessary on a SWR.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jul 19, 2017 at 9:59
  • No problem at all. ;)
    – Kace36
    Jul 19, 2017 at 10:06

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