from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. (noun) Drunkenness; wine-bibbing.
Every additional syllable, that issued, from her victim's lips, was welcomed, by a look of triumph, so exulting, so malicious, so truly fiendish, that had Ferraro not been utterly blinded by passion and vinolency, he must have shrunk back aghast, from the flowery edge of that abyss, over which his soul tottered.
But it is evident that vinolency in this period was beginning to be the pastime of the effeminate and weak, and had fallen into hands not strong enough to restrain it.
This word comes from the Latin ‘vinum,’ wine, and ‘entia,’ state of.