swill-pot

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swill +‎ pot

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swill-pot (plural swill-pots)

  1. (obsolete) A drunkard.
    • 1653, Urquhart, Thomas, transl., chapter XXXIII, in Gargantua and Pantagruel, translation of original by Francois Rabelais, First Book:
      But, said he, what doth that part of our army in the meantime which overthrows that unworthy swillpot Grangousier?
    • 1799, Holford, George Peter, True Patriotism, act2, scene 1, page 22:
      Look you, ye hang-dog! You ſhall caſt ſlections on me and my ways! You ſhall, ye ſwill-pot!
    • 1892 June 1, Morison, Arthur, “The Legend of Lapwater Hall”, in Macmillan's Magazine[1], volume 66, page 110:
      Beer, ye boozy scabs! Ha'n't ye enough a'ready? Don't I pay for it, and for every minute of time ye rob me of, ye swabs, ye swill-pot hounds? There's the pond for ye. Go and lap water, like the lazy dogs ye are!

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