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What signifies the blare of your brass, or the bilious bleating of your wood-wind!

Their bloodless, pinched, yellow faces were like the faces of bilious invalids.

The doctor was sent for and diagnosed the case "bilious fever."

I've put away so much of that sweet slush now that I'll be bilious for a week.

His face was long, thin and yellow, of a bilious appearance.

In India it is used for the piles and as an alterative for bilious disorders.

If it wasn't working at all, we shouldn't be bilious: we should be dead, or in a state of collapse.

This temperament was formerly called the Bilious or Brunette Temperament.

This time she gets a bilious lavender with streaks of fire-box red in it.

When we are in a bilious mood, everything wears to us a jaundiced tinge.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "pertaining to bile, biliary," from French bilieux, from Latin biliosus "pertaining to bile," from bilis (see bile). Meaning "wrathful, peevish, ill-tempered" (as people afflicted with an excess of bile were believed to be) is attested from 1560s. This is the main modern sense in English and French; the more literal meaning being taken up by biliary. Related: Biliousness.

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