Spleenful

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Spleenful Displaying, or affected with, spleen; angry; fretful; melancholy. "Myself have calmed their spleenful mutiny.""Then rode Geraint, a little spleenful yet,
      Across the bridge that spann'd the dry ravine."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • spleenful Full of or displaying spleen; angry; peevish; fretful; melancholy; hypochondriacal; splenetic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Spleenful displaying spleen, angry, fretful
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Idioms

Vent your spleen - If someone vents their spleen, they release all their anger about something.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. splen—Gr. splēn.

Usage

In literature:

The kidneys, liver and spleen (contained in a two-and-a-half-pound glass vial).
"The Awakening" by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
The spleen is found near the pancreas.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
Now in her day of triumph she vented her spleen.
"The Poison Tree" by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Some people in the town were determined to gratify their spleen against her, and procured her re-arrest.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
Many do not go to this extent of fury, but give vent to their spleen in a more cool and calculating manner.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
It is found in the spleen and all the nervous tissues.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The situation stirred the spleen of Senator Hanway.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
The spleen had been penetrated and he was beyond the aid of medical science.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
Now she knew that so long as Marian's spleen directed itself against her, and her alone, she could never do it.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
All the pent-up spleen and hatred of Peigan Charley had culminated in an irresistible desire.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

How spleen and envy anxious flies,
And meek content, in humble guise,
Improves the shrub, a tree shall rise,
Which golden fruits shall yield him.
Taste life's, &c.
"Taste Life's Glad Moments" by Alexander Boswell
ON t'other hand an island may be seen,
Where all are hated, cursed, and full of spleen.
We know them by the thinness of their face
Long sleep is quite excluded from their race.
"The Devil Of Pope-Fig Island" by Jean de La Fontaine
Yes, season’d with your own remarks between,
Inflamed with so much virulence of spleen
That the mild town (to give the devil his due)
Ascribed the whole performance to a Jew.
"Reproof: A Satire." by Tobias Smollett
The lads and the lasses were deeing in dizzens,
The tane kill'd wi' love, and the tither wi' spleen;
The ploughing, the sawing, the shearing, the mawing,-
A' wark was forgotten for Barrochan Jean!
"Barrochan Jean" by Robert Tannahill
When we git 'ome that night I shows me spleen
By 'intin' Rose will be left on the shelf.
An' then I see Doreen
Smile to 'erself.
"I would n't be su'prised," she sez, "to see
Rose marrid, some fine day, to Wally Free."
"The Dance" by C J Dennis
Of all the Christian virtues chief
With modest charms, and mild relief,
Most apt to heal the wounds of pride, and spleen,
To thee, humility; I bend;
O let me feel, thou art my friend!
Rule thou my bosom, as its gentle queen!
"Hymn To Humility" by William Hayley

In news:

Witten's toughness won't help him overcome spleen injury.
Cowboys' Jason Witten out with injured spleen .
OXNARD, Calif (AP) — Jason Witten has a spleen injury and the Pro Bowl tight end for the Dallas Cowboys will likely miss the rest of the preseason.
Cowboys' Jason Witten to miss preseason with spleen injury (updated).
AP) Updated at 1:02 pm with report that Witten's spleen is not ruptured.
According to multiple reports, tight end Jason Witten suffered a spleen injury during the team's Monday night preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
Tosar to star in Spanish ' Spleen '.
While the Green Bay Packers are hopeful cornerback Al Harris will return this season from a spleen injury, his replacements are gearing up for their increased roles in the interim.
Preliminary results indicate that intraperitoneal injections enable delivery to the pancreas and the spleen, intracranial injections enable access to the brain, and intraorbital injections enable access to the eye.
After a few drinks, he might vent his spleen to a stranger at a bar.
A retired police dog in the Duluth Police Department has been euthanized because of abdominal bleeding as a result of spleen cancer.
John Paul Quinn is leading the Franklin Cougars in receptions after suffering from a ruptured spleen during a seven-on-seven game.
Simms has surgery for spleen rupture .
A few months ago I was in a traffic accident and had to have my ruptured spleen removed.
Ruptured spleen may derail BMXer's Olympic dream.
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In science:

It occurs during the chronically increased PAMP-load (in particular at ET). Traffic F+DC and F+CD16+Mo into spleen and/or into lymph nodes is thus reduced and, as consequence, the level of the humoral answer decreases.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
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