biliousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n biliousness a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger "his temper was well known to all his employees"
    • n biliousness gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gall bladder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Biliousness The state of being bilious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n biliousness The condition of being bilious.
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Usage

In literature:

I have recourse to my medicine-chest whenever I feel at all bilious, and am, thank God, thoroughly well.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
A CASE OF BILIOUS FEVER.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
Colonel Maitland was attacked with a bilious disease during the siege and soon after died.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
Those of bilious aspect may go their ways unchallenged.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Thought I was bilious maybe.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
There are occasional cases of bilious habit, in which eggs to be digested must be beaten in wine.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
BILIOUSNESS AND BILIOUS ATTACKS.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
Use in all bilious diseases when purges are necessary.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Bilious fevers in all their various shapes are to found in almost every family for forty miles around.
"Narrative of Richard Lee Mason in the Pioneer West, 1819" by Richard Lee Mason
The remittent fever is the most formidable of our autumnal diseases, especially when of a highly bilious type.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
Uncle Will had recovered from his bilious attack.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
You take my advice, and try a couple of Cockle's anti-bilious.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
So I soon rejected the theory of Fred being bilious, though any reason for his unfitness except Nina would have been welcome.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
The suppression of urine is a frequent attendant on the last stage of yellow fever, and is seldom noticed in bilious fever.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
In certain individuals beer will induce a bilious attack.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
No one would think, to look at thy bilious countenance and store teeth, that in thy bony bosom lurked such eccentric schemes.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
Grogan's was now in sight on the corner, its cherrywood magnificence and its bilious imitation of stained glass aglow with electricity.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
All at once, however, he will remember that he had a bad headache last night, or maybe a bilious attack.
"John Bull, Junior" by Max O'Rell
What are commonly known as "bilious attacks" are frequently of this character.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
Wenham's bilious countenance was puckered up with malign pleasure as he read the critique.
"A History of Pendennis, Volume 1" by William Makepeace Thackeray
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In poetry:

They are admitted to be worth a guinea a box
For bilious and nervous disorders, also smallpox,
And dizziness and drowsiness, also cold chills,
And for such diseases nothing else can equal Beecham's Pills
"Beecham's Pills" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

In response to the above segment, Salon writer Glenn Greenwald sums up former Tennessee congressman Harold Ford Jr in terms that rival Hunter S Thompson's bilious Richard Nixon qualifiers.
When the season one finale of AMC's crime drama The Killing aired last June, it was met with outrage from fans and critics alike: Seething tweets, bilious recaps, and several demands for the head of showrunner Veena Sud.
One is grey and the other a bilious yellow.
's brief, bilious self-titled album forcefully updates classic hardcore tropes.
Beginning with a bilious toast and ending with a group hug, Lynn Shelton's Your Sister's Sister, her fourth film, expertly makes us squirm for about half its running time only to soothe us with empty pop-psych declarations.
Dogs that vomit bile in the morning before eating may have bilious vomiting syndrome.
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