from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Quality of being obese; obesity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being obese; excessive fatness; corpulency.
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… There is… the obeseness of wealth on one hand—the hog wallow of poverty on the other.
Small-boned swine of the Chinese breed, which are kept in the temple sties of the Josses, and which are capable of an obeseness in which all form and feature are swallowed up and lost in fat, seem to be plenty in Quincy Market.