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  • v. Present participle of overboil.


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  • He decried the “overboiling patriotism” guiding the debate.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • But, as for that overboiling valour, which I have heard many of ours talk of, though I seldom observed that it influenced them in the actual affair — — that exuberant zeal, which courts Danger as a bride, — truly my courage was of a complexion much less ecstatical.

    The Monastery

  • The main problem, as with all members of the brassica family, is overboiling.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Attention should also be given to the length of time vegetables are subjected to heat, for the overboiling of some vegetables is liable to develop an unattractive color in them.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 2: Milk, Butter and Cheese; Eggs; Vegetables

  • BUT before young Cunningham was called upon to pay even a portion of the price of fealty there was more of the receiving of it still in store for him, and he found himself very hard put to it, indeed, to keep overboiling spirits from becoming exultation of the type that nauseates.

    Rung Ho

  • Thus Rukhi – and she turned to abuse her clumsy little handmaiden for overboiling the rice and overbaking the coarse rye bread, for not tethering the donkey, and for breaking a new pot of spring water.

    Love and Life Behind the Purdah

  • The strongest overboiling of English Puritan contempt of a gabbler, would not stop women from liking it.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • I should never hear of him more, but I should know that, as long as life was left him, it would be spent in prayers for those whose souls he had wrecked in his overboiling youth.

    My Young Alcides

  • That and their overboiling turbulence alike combined to guide them to the Holy Land.

    Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

  • That and their overboiling turbulence alike combined to guide them to the

    Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions — Volume 2


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