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  • adj. Countering liver disorder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Counteractive of bilious complaints: as, antibilious pills.


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anti- +‎ bilious


  • It is something to have eaten of the dainties prepared for the ladies of the harem; but I think Mr. Cockle ought to get the names of the chief sultanas among the exalted patrons of his antibilious pills.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • And with us the ruddy Solanum has obtained a wide popularity not simply at table as a tasty cooling sallet, or an appetising stew, but essentially as a supposed antibilious purifier of the blood.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • The fruit of the Tamarind is certainly antibilious, and by the virtue of its potash salts it tends to heal any sore places within the mouth.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • At times the Great North Road accompanied her, more suggestive of infinity than any railway, awakening, after a nap of a hundred years, to such life as is conferred by the stench of motor-cars, and to such culture as is implied by the advertisements of antibilious pills.

    Howards End

  • Or perhaps it would be best to wake him up and give him two antibilious pills.

    The Mystery of Cloomber

  • All who value the health-conserving influence of the absence of financial worry will agree with me that this antibilious stock is about the best.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • I had for some time before my retirement been investing in consols, which my dear wife termed "the true antibilious stock," and I have ever since had good reason to be satisfied with that safe and tranquillising investment.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • We do not come upon monster advertisements of antibilious pills, hair dye, or soap amid olive groves and vineyards.

    In the Heart of the Vosges And Other Sketches by a "Devious Traveller"

  • The matter of which it was composed was gas, of such an extraordinary and unimaginable gasiness that millions of cubic miles of it might easily be compressed into a common antibilious pill-box.

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • This people attributed very beneficial qualities to it, as it was supposed to be digestive, antibilious, and antiscorbutic, as well as refreshing.

    The Book of Household Management


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