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06 October 2007

WWFTD: Vinolency

The worthless word for the day is: vinolency

[L. vinolentia] obs. drunkenness

"This disease [apoplexy] being so frequent an attendant,
or a consequence of vinolency holds up a most awful
warning to the inebriate."
- Thomas Trotter, An Essay.. on Drunkenness (1813)

"[Ye] wassailers elide your costrels and degneate[sic]
yourselves of your vinolency..."
- Lorenzo Altisonant, Letters to 'Squire Pedant (1850)

costrel - an earthenware or leather bottle
denegate - to deny

..via WWFTD