bibulous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bibulous given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol "a bibulous fellow","a bibulous evening","his boozy drinking companions","thick boozy singing","a drunken binge","two drunken gentlemen holding each other up","sottish behavior"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bibulous Inclined to drink; addicted to tippling.
    • Bibulous Readily imbibing fluids or moisture; spongy; as, bibulous blotting paper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bibulous Having the quality of absorbing or imbibing fluids or moisture; absorbent; spongy.
    • bibulous Fond of drinking intoxicating liquors; addicted to drink; proceeding from or characterized by such tendency: as, bibulous propensities.
    • bibulous Relating to drink or drinking: as, bibulous lore.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bibulous bib′ū-lus drinking or sucking in: spongy.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. bibulus, fr. bibere, to drink. See Bib (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. bibulusbib-ĕre, to drink.

Usage

In literature:

After standing a few moments, the mixture may be passed through bibulous paper, and the residue perfectly dried for use.
"American Handbook of the Daguerrotype" by Samuel D. Humphrey
To secure an eveness of tint on paper it should be first moistened on the back by sponging, and blotting off with bibulous paper.
"The History and Practice of the Art of Photography" by Henry H. Snelling
And there his women folk, a bibulous mother and three dingy sisters, pounced upon him for his wages.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
So much hilarity in the crowd attracted to it a bibulous gentleman, who kept calling out, 'Oh, the pretty dear!
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
In a general way we attributed it to the bibulous set at the Corners.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
He is a good-natured, round man, bibulous, with grey hair and a benevolent manner.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
Then his bibulous fortune will not be all on your head.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
Grandfather Pinnievitch, deprived of even pipe tobacco by his bibulous son-in-law, whined and complained by the hour.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
I shall waste my talents intellectual and bibulous on him no longer.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
This cup the bibulous monarch ever afterwards esteemed as one of his rarest and richest jewels.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Everything fried in fat should be placed on bibulous paper to absorb any fat on the surfaces.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
It is better that such paper should not be bibulous.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
Perhaps some sense of shame was stirring within him, for no reproof rose to his trembling, bibulous lips.
"The Weight of the Crown" by Fred M. White
Who speaks charmingly of nature or of mankind, like him who comes bibulous of sunrise and the fountains of waters?
"Tablets" by Amos Bronson Alcott
On the following evening my persevering teacher appeared punctually, and displayed a few glass tubes and some blotting or bibulous paper.
"Etidorhpa or the End of Earth." by John Uri Lloyd
The fluid is drawn off by tilting the glass or with bibulous paper, and the potash removed by washing with a few drops of water.
"Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects" by C. V. Riley
Indeed, there are present-day students of George Sand's life who can find a host of excuses for his bibulous failings.
"Superwomen" by Albert Payson Terhune
The familiar voice, familiarly bibulous, smote her ear with amazement.
"Excuse Me!" by Rupert Hughes
He selected an elderly person of bibulous proclivities, and tempted him with a great temptation.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon
The sullen Sharp's would speak, and the bibulous Cheyenne go headlong.
"The Sunset Trail" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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In poetry:

I love the woods when autumnal fires
Are kindled on every hill;
When dead leaves rustle in grove and field,
And trees are known by the fruits they yield,
And the wild grapes, sweetened by frost, inspire
A mildly-desperate, bibulous thrill.
"The Woods" by Hattie Howard