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  • adj. Alternative form of pot-valiant.


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  • Perhaps he had some inchoate drunken plan of seeking her when he put to sea with the potvaliant captain of the

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • Then the dignified Lovaina, repressing the oaths of potvaliant skippers, putting her finger to her lips when a bald assertion was imminent, said impressively:

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • Those leaden blasts that had swept the room from the first floors of the opposite houses had ceased, and not one potvaliant marksman of them all was to be seen; but the street was full of hussars, and directly beneath, mounted on an excited horse, Stampoff was giving furious orders which evidently demanded an energetic storming of the hotel entrance.

    A Son of the Immortals


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  • bold or brave when drunk; belligerent when inebriated.

    January 2, 2008