bottle-bellied love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a belly shaped like a bottle; having a swelling, protuberant belly; pot-bellied.

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Examples

  • If displeased, however, she would brew up clouds black as ink, sitting in the midst of them like a bottle-bellied spider in the midst of its web; and when these clouds broke, wo betide the valleys!

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • If displeased, however, she would brew up clouds black as ink, sitting in the midst of them like a bottle-bellied spider in the midst of its web; and when these clouds broke, woe betide the valleys.

    The Short-story

  • Couched in his little domain, with these filaments stretching forth in every direction, he is like some choleric, bottle-bellied old spider, who has woven his web over a whole chamber, so that a fly cannot buzz, nor a breeze blow, without startling his repose, and causing him to sally forth wrathfully from his den.

    John Bull

  • The old gentleman's spectacles seemed to twinkle as he ran his eye over the slate; and after making out two or three rather savage-looking _s_'s, as many long-legged _p_'s, a squat _h_ or two, a big bottle-bellied _b_, three or four gigantic _l_'s, a broken-backed

    The Farmer Boy, and How He Became Commander-In-Chief

  • Couched in his little domain, with these filaments stretching forth in every direction, he is like some choleric, bottle-bellied old spider who has woven his web over a whole chamber, so that a fly cannot buzz nor a breeze blow without startling his repose and causing him to sally forth wrathfully from his den.

    The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • "There are none," observes he, "that beg in this country, but there be witches too many -- bottle-bellied witches and others, that produce many strange apparitions, if you will believe report, of a shallop at sea manned with women -- and of a ship and great red horse standing by the mainmast; the ship being in a small cove to the eastward vanished of a sudden," etc.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

  • If displeased, however, she would brew up clouds black as ink, sitting in the midst of them like a bottle-bellied spider in the midst of its web; and when these clouds broke, woe betide the valleys!

    FJ's Blog

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