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English citations of ostentiferous

  • 1794 July 17, The Virginia Chronicle, as quoted in Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol, by Iain Gately, published 2008, page 219:
    Here then is the source from whence all your sedition flows, and until those crotalophorus and ostentiferous institutions are disconcantinated - and the individuals who compose them experience a decollation, their querulous bombilations and debulitions will never cease to obnubilate the prospects of their superiors.