• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sow-drunk (prov.) beastly drunk
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. , sugu; Ger. sau, Ice. sýr; L. sus, Gr. hys.


In literature:

He is as drunk as a piper, drunk as an owl, drunk as David's sow, drunk as a lord, fuddled as an ape, merry as a grig, happy as a king.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
Here I am with a parcel of fellows who have no respect for the articles of war, and who get as drunk as David's sow.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
You would go, do all we could to prevent you, though you were as drunk as David's sow.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
While Robin drank one glass, our Johnny drank two, An' they both got a drunk as my granny's old sow.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
They were both drunk as David's sow.
"Wilderness of Spring" by Edgar Pangborn