• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Liquorous lĭk"ẽr*ŭs Eagerly desirous. See Lickerish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bittersweet chocolate is what is usually called for in baking. It contains more chocolate liquor (at least 35%) and less sugar than sweet chocolate. Semisweet chocolate contains 15% 35% chocolate liquor.
    • n liquorous Variant spellings of lickerous, etc.
    • liquorous Liquid; like liquor.
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  • John Gay
    “Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either.”
  • Ogden Nash
    “Candy, is dandy, but Liquor, is quicker.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    “Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.”
  • Seneca
    “Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.”
  • Tennessee Williams
    “Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.”


In literature:

The first day he was here he promised to put a load of shot into me if ever I gave him liquor.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Anny man can that keeps a liquor sthore.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
To make matters worse, the wines and liquors aboard were made too free.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
As soon as the liquor for No.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
This foresaid liquor is far better to boil another pike, by renewing the liquor with a little wine.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
With one opinion, it smelt of liquor; only no one could guess what liquor.
"The Fête At Coqueville 1907" by Emile Zola
Every bottle of wine, ale, and liquor which the cabin contained was thrown overboard.
"Work and Win" by Oliver Optic
Or the wool can be boiled in the heather liquor till the desired colour is obtained.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
Let the oysters come to a boil in their own liquor, skim them out and add to the cream, take out the piece of onion.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
Drain, save the liquor, add enough milk to make a pint.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous

In poetry:

"Oh, JANE," the worthy woman said,
"This mystic phial keep,
And rub its liquor in your head
Before you go to sleep.
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Like other louts, he'll jog along,
And swig at shanty liquors,
And chew and spit. Here ends the song
Of Mr. Billy Vickers.
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall
Another must a bargain make,
And have a glass to strike it;
While one and all the liquor take,
Because, in fact, they like it.
"Reasons For Drinking" by John Pierpont
Now mistress Gilpin (careful soul!)
Had two stone bottles found,
To hold the liquor that she loved,
And keep it safe and sound.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
Nor shall thy worth unsung remain,
O! gossip's bowl—of structure plain,
Whose potent liquor can inspire
The Clown with wit—the Bard with fire.
Sweet source of many a midnight tale,
Replete with nutmeg, toast, and ale.
"The Description of a Cottage" by Samuel Bowden
Here's a health to every sportsman, be he stableman or lord,
If his heart be true, I care not what his pocket may afford;
And may he ever pleasantly each gallant sport pursue,
If he takes his liquor fairly, and his fences fairly, too.
"A Hunting Song" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

COLUMBUS —Contrary to previous reports, certain contract liquor agencies may sell " growlers " of beer under a new state law taking effect this week.
First stop is Little Harbor's government dock and resupply at Percentie's Grocery and Liquor Store.
(AP) — Candy is dandy but liquor — as they say — is quicker.
Candy is dandy but liquor — as they say — is quicker.
Eleven more state liquor stores closing Tuesday.
Vancouver liquor store among 14 being closed.
Half-off select drafts and well liquors.
Yoke's Fresh Market in Deer Park was among the stores to recently receive approval from the state's Liquor Control Board to begin hard liquor sales on June 1.
NBC's recent reversal on accepting hard liquor ads is a notable and very welcome corporate expression of social responsibility.
Scrolling through this month's liquor license applications, an interesting tidbit: the resurfacing of that German deli in Freighthouse Square.
Brook-Falls saves 'Discount,' loses 'Liquor' in name battle.
The Liquor Control Act prohibits any person from hindering or obstructing ""any officer of the law"" from making an inspection or search of a permit premises.
A review of the Columbia Police Department's liquor law compliance checks shows five citations have been made for violations since March.
Criminal proceedings were suspended Aug 30 against a woman who allegedly went on a rampage at the Ramona Old Time Liquor store after her attorney said he doubts she is mentally competent to stand trial.
Cops shutter Greenpoint club in liquor violation.