yellow bile


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yellow bile a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
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In literature:

At sight of her cousin, Sylvie's skin turned green and yellow, her bile was in commotion.
"Pierrette" by Honore de Balzac
The bile was very fluid and of a dirty yellow colour, inclining to red.
"Trial of Mary Blandy"
Like his predecessors, he asserted that there were four humours, namely, blood, yellow bile, black bile, and aqueous serum.
"Fathers of Biology" by Charles McRae
His body, however, becomes yellow by the superfluity of bile.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
An overflow of southern bile was the result, and he turned yellow to the whites of his eyes.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
Red flowers were given for derangement in the sanguiferous system, and yellow ones for those of the bile.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Now the Stevenyne was full sixty years old, and had a face like a medlar, but all yellowed with bile and anger.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)" by Charles de Coster
This yellow colour is due to the presence in the blood of bile or of some of the elements of that secretion.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

Friend Jonathan is just as fierce and spiteful—
The braggadocio would be quite delightful—
But loss of blood, and jaundiced bile, poor fellow,
Have made him giddy, and all objects yellow.
"November Findings--1862" by Janet Hamilton