Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Poisonous; full of poison.

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Examples

  • This province of Amapaia is a very low and a marish ground near the river; and by reason of the red water which issueth out in small branches thorough the fenny and boggy ground, there breed divers poisonful worms and serpents.

    The Discovery of Guiana. Paras. 1-49

  • This man is called, 'a root that beareth gall and wormwood, 'or a poisonful herb, such an one as is abominated of God, yea, the abhorred of his soul.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • This province of Amapaia is a very low and a marish ground near the river; and by reason of the red water which issueth out in small branches through the fenny and boggy ground, there breed divers poisonful worms and serpents.

    The Discovery of Guiana

  • 'Looking diligently -- lest any root of bitterness -- [any poisonful herb (Deut

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

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