from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a venomous or envenomed mouth or bite; speaking as if venomously; slanderous; scandalous.
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On the contrary, it is clear from the dozens of dog references in his work that he routinely associated man's best friend with fawning flatterers, greedily licking up whatever treats anyone offers them, or with snarling, "venom-mouthed" ingrates.
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