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Synonyms for bibulous

having a capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up

Synonyms for bibulous

given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol

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Here were nine bibulous paintings: raw canvas sponges that had absorbed several centuries of landscape tradition and were drunk on garish color but still quick on their feet.
The DT100 festival celebrating Dylan Thomas' birth in Swansea 100 years ago was a worldwide success with journalists from across the globe coming here to find out more about the fascinating, bibulous, womanising poet who started writing as a child, gazing down at the spectacular bay from his house in Cwmdonkin Drive.
49) Tom Harrisson's bibulous gatherings at his bungalow in Pig Lane were notorious.
These hydrophilic clay minerals are with the characteristics of fine particle composition, high bibulous rate, large specific surface area, etc.
Both starters were substantial, but no food remained uneaten by the time the table was cleared and, like the young Sebastian and Charles in a particularly bibulous part of Brideshead Revisited, we set about the serious business of trying to remember which glass contained which wine.
Researchers have successfully bred several lines of rats to aid in research about alcohol use and alcohol dependence [4,20]: (a) alcohol-preferring (P)/alcohol-nonpreferring (NP) rats; (b) high-alcohol-drinking (HAD) /low-alcohol-drinking (LAD) rats; (c) University of Chile bibulous (UChB)/University of Chile abstainer (UChA) rats, (d) Alko alcohol (AA)/Alko non-alcohol (ANA) rats, (e) Sardinian alcohol-preferring (sP)/Sardinian alcohol-nonpreferring (sNP) rats, (f) high alcohol consuming (HARF)/low alcohol consuming (LARF) rats and so forth.
When, for instance, Aristophanes 'cheerfully exploits the commonplace derogatory descriptions of women as bibulous, sensual, thieving [.
And although newspaper offices are no longer the bibulous places they once were - Perrier water and cress sandwiches are more in evidence these days than empty Scotch bottles - I am one of the last dinosaurs.
I, for one, have no wish to endure the miserable bicyclepowered world envisaged by the greens and to them I would utter the immortal words of the bibulous Father Jack Hackett: frack off.
Boris Yeltsin began the 1990's as a courageous democrat, only to end up a corrupt, bibulous buffoon, while Putin initially vowed to bring law and order to the post-Yeltsin chaos.
A bibulous dining society is probably not the best way forward, so we'll have to leave it to the university policy mavens instead.
a recently formed organization [that] will produce motion pictures Irish in character, Catholic in sentiment, good clean dramatic offerings that will do justice to the nobler side of the Irish character that will relegate the stage Irishman, the bibulous person of Charles Lever, the ignoramus, the buffoon, the allegedly humorous, the careless living--these characters the products of the brains of English propaganda will not appear in these pictures.
Winston Churchill was famously bibulous, capable of drinking Stalin under the table, and a former Speaker kept a crate of booze under his throne.
Each ovary was first blotted dry with bibulous paper, and three subsamples were then removed from each the anterior, middle, and posterior region of ten ovaries (right or left was chosen at random) and weighed (0.
Once again, we are encouraged to reconsider long-held assumptions and to view musical development through a more refined critical lens: despite its 'informal and quaintly bibulous setting' (p.