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liquorish (comparative more liquorish, superlative most liquorish)

  1. (obsolete) Lecherous.
    • c. 1607, William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, Act IV, Scene 3,[1]
      Dry up thy marrows, vines, and plough-torn leas;
      Whereof ungrateful man, with liquorish draughts
      And morsels unctuous, greases his pure mind,
      That from it all consideration slips!
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter V, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, [], OCLC 928184292, book V:
      These the gravest men, after a full meal of serious meditation, often allow themselves by way of dessert: for which purpose, certain books and pictures find their way into the most private recesses of their study, and a certain liquorish part of natural philosophy is often the principal subject of their conversation.
    • 1897, H. G. Wells, The Invisible Man, Chapter 9,[2]
      You must picture Mr. Thomas Marvel as a person of copious, flexible visage, a nose of cylindrical protrusion, a liquorish, ample, fluctuating mouth, and a beard of bristling eccentricity.