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
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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