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Bloat   Listen
verb
Bloat  v. t.  To dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Bloat" Quotes from Famous Books



... bloat. The mother having you for a son is to be pitied-you are to be pitied, too; but the jail is bankrupt, without a shilling to relieve you in the liquor line," interposes another, as one by one the prisoners begin to leave ...
— Justice in the By-Ways - A Tale of Life • F. Colburn Adams

... power. This plan has the great advantage of adding to the curative energy of disease as well; and more than this, there is a change attending the loss that seems at first phenomenal, as involving a physiological contradiction—there is an actual increase in muscle-weight as the bloat and fat ...
— The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure • Edward Hooker Dewey

... hast thou not withstood, Tempest-despising tree, Whose bloat and riven wood Gapes now so hollowly, What rains have beaten thee through many years, What snows from off ...
— Georgian Poetry 1918-19 • Various

... female, sometimes their hermaphrodite — what they list to style me! They will calcine you a grave matron, as it might be a mother of the maids, and spring up a young virgin out of her ashes, as fresh as a phoenix; lay you an old courtier on the coals, like a sausage or a bloat-herring, and, after they have broiled him enough, blow a soul into him, with a pair of bellows! See! they begin to muster again, and draw their forces out against me! The genius of the place defend me!" — Ben Jonson's Masque "Mercury vindicated ...
— Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions - Vol. I • Charles Mackay

... that the shafts of the enemy had fallen harmlessly from his breastplate of faith. For he was not in the least charmed by Susanna's person. He had detected the paint on her cheeks, and had noted with aversion a certain unhealthy bloat in her face, and an alcoholic taint in her breath. He exulted in the consciousness that he had been genuinely disgusted, not as a matter of duty, but unaffectedly, as a matter of simple nature. What interested him in ...
— The Irrational Knot - Being the Second Novel of His Nonage • George Bernard Shaw

... Do you say no to dainties as you ought? Am I worse trounced than you when I obey My stomach? true, my back is made to pay: But when you let rich tit-bits pass your lip That cost no trifle, do you 'scape the whip? Indulging to excess, you loathe your meat, And the bloat trunk betrays the ...
— The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry • Horace



Words linked to "Bloat" :   tumefy, swelling, swell, swell up



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