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  • Drunken. (From The Word-Hoard)

    July 5, 2008

  • (adjective) - (1) Drunken. Said of a man who drinks till the liquor can be heard swilking about in his stomach.

    --Francis Taylor's Folk-Speech of South Lancashire, 1901

    (2) From swilk, the noise made by liquid in a partially-filled vessel.

    --Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905

    January 17, 2018