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  • v. Present participle of empoison.


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  • The fox, perceiving this, said unto the lion, O gossip lion, my friend, I pray thee do not put in all thy moss there; keep somewhat, for there is yet here another little hole, that stinks like five hundred devils; I am almost choked with the smell thereof, it is so pestiferous and empoisoning.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Great bubbles of gas rose to the surface and burst, still further empoisoning the air.

    The Downfall

  • But oh! how devilish were those men who, to frustrate and defeat his goodness, and to countermand the healing power of lead, first found the champing and empoisoning of bullets!

    Good Thoughts in Bad Times and Other Papers.

  • Reader, did you ever feel in that peculiarly distressing state of mind in which one oppressing idea displaces or colours every other, absorbing, intermingling with, empoisoning, and, like the filth of the harpy, turning every thing into disgust -- when a certain incubus rides upon the brain, as the Old Man of the Mountain did upon the shoulders of

    Olla Podrida


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