Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A voracious eater; a glutton.
- n. A young, upright branch or sucker growing from the main stem or from an old branch of a cultivated free: so called from the rapidity of its growth. See sucker, 5 . Also called chupon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A greedy, voracious eater; a gormand; a glutton.
“He combined with admirable art, and in masterly proportions, the thirst of a gormandizer with the discretion of a judge.”
“With the relish of a gormandizer it had taken more of its peculiar food than even its prodigious maw could assimilate.”
“Such was his regard for his patron's memory, that when Sallust described him as having a brazen face, and a shameless mind, he lashed the historian in a most bitter satire , as "a bull's-pizzle, a gormandizer, a braggart, and a tippler, a man whose life and writings were equally monstrous;" besides charging him with being "a most unskilful plagiarist, who borrowed the language of Cato and other old writers.”
“O you gormandizer!" said his sister Ellen, "you don't really think the dinner the best part of the day?”
“But to his surprise and dismay the guest barely touched most of the dishes, and ate so sparingly of others that Burns felt himself, with his hearty, normal appetite, a gormandizer.”
“A gormandizer from a neighboring squad has lately been very savage on account of dyspepsia.”
“The father of the new one was a great gormandizer of Pantagruelian dimensions.”
“A greedy gormandizer of books in many languages, he had little of the dainty scholarship so much prized at the neighboring university.”
“Lurking beneath the rich and tempting viands were invisible spirits of evil, which filled the self-deluded gormandizer with aches and pains, passions uncontrollable, fierce tempers, dyspepsia, rheumatism, lumbago, and gout, and of these the Lloyds had a full share.”
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself. His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time, Including His Connection with the Anti-slavery Movement; His Labors in Great Britain as Well as in His Own Country; His Experience in the Conduct of an Influential Newspaper; His Connection with the Underground Railroad; His Relations with John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid; His Recruiting the 54th and 55th Mass. Colored Regiments; His Interviews with Presidents Lincoln and Johnson; His Appointment by Gen. Grant to Accompany the Santo Domingo Commission--Also to a Seat in the Council of the District of Columbia; His Appointment as United States Marshal by President R. B. Hayes; Also His Appointment to Be Recorder of Deeds in Washington by President J. A. Garfield; with Many Other Interesting and Important Events of His Most Eventful Life; With an Introduction by Mr. George L. Ruffin, of Boston
“Occasionally he indulges in such uncomplimentary expressions as "There is no flummery-maker equal to you," while some are hailed with "Long life to you, glutton, gormandizer, and belly-god.”
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