from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The condition of being bilious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The state of being bilious.
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- noun The state of being
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- noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
- noun gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gall bladder
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_, absorption by the system, are an inevitable consequence of the undue retention and fermentation of the contents of these reservoirs: a consequence, in other words, of that intestinal uncleanliness commonly called biliousness, constipation, indigestion.
_Is it not true that eggs often cause "biliousness"?
The broken-down scraps of the red blood-cells, together with the toxins of the parasite, are carried to the liver and spleen to be burned up or purified in such quantities that both become congested and diseased, causing the familiar "biliousness," so characteristic of malaria.
THOUSANDS of people are cured at mineral springs of rheumatisms, neuralgias, "biliousness," and a dozen other diseases which result from dissipation and gormandizing, not by the bad tasting minerals and worse smelling gases in the water, but by the water in spite of its impurities.
The liver is especially taxed in such cases, being unable to remove all the excess of carbonaceous matter from, the blood, and thus "biliousness" ensues, particularly on the approach of warm weather, when the air brings less oxygen than in cold.
_lymphatic_, and our pet term "biliousness," so useful in explaining any obscure condition.
"biliousness" when the whites of the eyes are slightly tinged with yellow and the tongue coated and yellowish, and perhaps dizziness, disturbances of sight and a feeling of depression are present.
Now it chanced that Roger Vanderwater was Iying ill in his palace at the other end of Kingsbury -- not the dire illness that strikes down you and me, brothers; just a bit of biliousness, mayhap, or no more than a bad headache because he had eaten too heartily or drunk too deeply.
There is in Seeing Other People some of that cantankerous L.A. biliousness that makes Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm the great comedy show of our time.
Independent of the want of salt, we required meat in as large quantity daily as we do in England, and no bad effects, in the way of biliousness, followed the free use of flesh, as in other hot climates.