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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating or pertaining to food or to the desire to eat and drink.


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  • Sam's alimentive faculty being in a state of great activity, he ate heartily, finishing up with two pieces of

    A California Girl

  • He was an average sample of the good-natured, warm-blooded, proud-spirited, amative, alimentive, convivial, young and early-middle-aged man of the decent-born middle classes everywhere and any how.

    November Boughs ; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose


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