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Wine-bibber

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wine-bibber a bibber or drinker of wine: a drunkard
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wín; Goth, wein, Ger. wein; all from L. vinum; cog. with Gr. oinos.

Usage

In literature:

An old wine-bibber having been smashed in a railway collision, some wine was pouted on his lips to revive him.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
I don't want a biography of your old French wine-bibber.
"Lost Face" by Jack London
I have sat drinking with the wine-bibbers, and yet at sixty my hand is as steady as a rock.
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
Am I a drunkard, a wine-bibber, a roisterer by night?
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
He is not a wine-bibber, and he is not a total abstainer.
"Horace and His Influence" by Grant Showerman
It was clear that the ghosts were not wine-bibbers.
"The Best Ghost Stories" by Various
It was clear that the ghosts were not wine-bibbers.
"The Haunters & The Haunted" by Various
The Hun is a glutton and a wine-bibber.
"Leaves from a Field Note-Book" by J. H. Morgan
My last promise to my mother, was never to become a wine-bibber, and I shall keep it.
"The Brother Clerks" by Xariffa
He was a great wine-bibber, and one of our best customers.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
Hear Brother Peter Vickers preach agin liquor, an' ye'd know ez all wine-bibbers air bound fur hell.
"The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
Yes; Letitia is what you call a flesh-eater and wine-bibber like myself.
"Love's Usuries" by Louis Creswicke
He had already dined, and he was one of those wine-bibbers whom drink does not render genial.
"The Raid of The Guerilla and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
All along Holborn stagings are set up for those who wish to see, and tables for the wine-bibbers.
"Garrick's Pupil" by Auguston Filon
Hear Brother Peter Vickers preach agin liquor, an' ye'd know ez all wine-bibbers air bound fur hell.
"The Phantoms of the Foot-Bridge and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
The wine-bibber forswore even chocolate as too strong a beverage.
"Southern Spain" by A.F. Calvert
The Australian is not himself a wine-bibber.
"Down Under With the Prince" by Everard Cotes
You flatter them too much; so that, like the tongue of a wine-bibber, they can taste nothing but what is high-seasoned.
"Agincourt" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James
He condemned as well the faster and the prohibitionist as the glutton and the wine-bibber.
"The Real Jesus of the Four Gospels" by J. B. Atwater
It was clear that the ghosts were not wine-bibbers.
"Great Ghost Stories" by Various
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In news:

An old wine-bibber having been smashed in a railway collision, some wine was poured on his lips to revive him.
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