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Biliousness   Listen

Gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gall bladder.
A disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger.  Synonyms: irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness, temper.

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"Biliousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... liver? Our unscientific medical ancestors—at a loss to account for the state of affairs in any other way—answered in the affirmative, and, believing it was produced by a collection of bile in the liver, called the condition "biliousness." How absurd modern science has shown this assumption to be! We now know that the liver is rarely diseased, and that it furnishes its secretion, called bile, for the purpose of aiding digestion rather than ...
— Health on the Farm - A Manual of Rural Sanitation and Hygiene • H. F. Harris

... insensible to the feelings of Miss Salmon. To begin by ignoring a person with whom you are in daily contact is certainly to end by not caring at all what happens to that person. It was the misfortune of Miss Salmon to suffer periodically and acutely from biliousness (which she called neuralgia). In an attack, she took instantly to her bed and lay there flat on her back, absurdly and unnecessarily poising her pince-nez, and looking, unquestionably, very unpleasant. Rosalie,—who believed that Miss Salmon on these occasions had overeaten ...
— This Freedom • A. S. M. Hutchinson

... slightly laxative, and therefore tends to counteract the effects of rich and stimulating meats. The acid of the apples also neutralizes the oily nature of the fat, and prevents biliousness. ...
— Enquire Within Upon Everything - The Great Victorian Domestic Standby • Anonymous

... ain't," responded the other; "I ain't hear talk er Jem sence he cut loose fum de chain-gang. Dat w'at make I ax. He ain't down wid de biliousness, is he?" ...
— Uncle Remus • Joel Chandler Harris

Words linked to "Biliousness" :   ill nature, ill health, unhealthiness, bilious, pettishness, querulousness, health problem

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