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A person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually.  Synonyms: alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, soaker.
Pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled.
The act of making something completely wet.  Synonyms: drenching, soaking, sousing.

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"Souse" Quotes from Famous Books

... you may, As sure as sure can be, If you will but follow the sun all day, And souse with him ...
— Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare • Walter Savage Landor

... rose of a July morning overspread the sky he descended, to splash and spatter and souse his rough brown head in a bucket of fresh-drawn water, and wheedle the old dame into a ...
— Days of the Discoverers • L. Lamprey

... must put it out!" came from Poke Stover, and, catching up one of the buckets the boys had thoughtfully provided, he ran to the window beneath which the conflagration was spreading. "Unbar it, Dan, and I'll souse it out. Look out that you don't ...
— For the Liberty of Texas • Edward Stratemeyer

... shrine, surrounded by all the authentic trappings and utensils, some chosen individual be maintained at the public charge, to exhibit for the contemplation of a drouthing world the immortal flame of intoxication. He will be known, without soft concealments, as the Perpetual Souse. In his little bar, served by austere attendants, he will be kept in a state of gentle exhilaration. Nothing gross, nothing unseemly, I insist! In that state of sweetly glowing mind and heart, in that ineffable blossoming of all the nobler qualities of human dignity, ...
— In the Sweet Dry and Dry • Christopher Morley

... thought) he had got it compos'd, He went down the stairs and examined the barge; First the stem he surveyed, then inspected the stern, Then handled the tiller, and looked mighty wise; But he made a false step when about to return, And souse in the river straight tumbled ...
— A Book About Lawyers • John Cordy Jeaffreson

... sitting in the balcony of the Pavilion Mascotte, blowing up toy balloons and hurling small cones of coloured paper down at the benign harlotry. You will see them, hatless, shooting up the Friedrichstrasse in an open taxicab, singing "Give My Regards to Broadway" in all the prime ecstasy of a beer souse. You will find them in the rancid Tingel-Tangel, blaspheming the kellner because they can't get a highball. You will find them in the Nollendorfplatz gaping at the fairies. You will see them, green-skinned in the tyrannic light of early ...
— Europe After 8:15 • H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright

... Miss Josephine St. Michael, if I read that lady at all right. She didn't know what I did about Hortense. She hadn't overheard Sophistication confessing amorous curiosity about Innocence; but the old Kings Port lady's sound instinct would tell her that a souse in the water wasn't likely to be enough to wash away the seasoning of a lifetime; and she would wait, as I should, for the day when Hortense, having had her taste of John's innocence, and having grown used to the souse in the water, would wax restless for the Replacers, for excitement, ...
— Lady Baltimore • Owen Wister

... make souse To roast a pig To barbecue shote To roast a fore-quarter of shote To make shote cutlets To corn shote Shote's head Leg of pork with pease pudding Stewed chine To toast a ham To stuff a ham Soused feet in ragout To make sausages To make black puddings A sea pie To make ...
— The Virginia Housewife • Mary Randolph

Words linked to "Souse" :   brine, cookery, rummy, dabble, preparation, drunkard, booze, drunk, drink, flush, sausage, wino, bate, sot, wetting, bedraggle, wet, cook, immerse, sluice, fuddle, draggle, ret, cooking, duck

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