American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slang Intoxicated; drunk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Raised to the boiling-point.
- Prepared by being subjected to the heat of boiling water: sometimes substantively (from its use as a heading on bills of fare) for meat dressed or cooked by boiling: as, “a great piece of cold boiled,”
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of boil.
- adj. Cooked in boiling water.
- adj. of water having reached the boiling point
- adj. colloquial angry
- adj. colloquial drunk
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Dressed or cooked by boiling; subjected to the action of a boiling liquid.
- adj. cooked in hot water
“After they have boiled until tender and the water _boiled nearly out_, add pepper and salt, a tablespoonful of butter and a half a cup of cream; if you have not the cream add more butter.”
“-- What may be termed high-class mashed potatoes are made by mashing up ordinary boiled potatoes with a little milk _previously boiled_, a little butter, and passing the whole through a wire sieve, when”
“Being once in town, with one son (then a little boy) and a clerk, while my family was in the country, I had during some weeks nothing but legs of mutton; first day, leg of mutton boiled or _roasted_; second, _cold_; third, _hashed_; then, leg of mutton _boiled_; and so on.”
Advice to Young Men And (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life. In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen, or a Subject.
“In fact they are using an affectionate piece of rhyming slang: boiled is short for boiled bean,”
“There was this other syndrome that happens which they call the boiled frog syndrome, where things get worse in these fine calibrations.”
“She filled our crystal goblets with bubbly root beer and heaped the bone china plates with what we call boiled dinner down home.”
“You can find the recipe, here, if you want to mock how ridiculous it is to fill an angel food cake with lemon curd and then, smother the whole shebang in boiled icing.”
“NICE GUYS FINISH FIRSTA study was published this week, and the investigation (as with previous studies this year on height, education, work, age and heart disease) again boiled down to the question of how to get more sex.”
“However, some of the signs carried by those who assembled after Shabbat at the Meah Shearim square once again boiled the blood of Toldot Aharon.”
“The whale milk boiled from the bowl in a steaming cloud.”
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