Swilling
Swill Swill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swilling}.] [OE. swilen to wash, AS. swilian.] 1. To wash; to drench. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swilled with the wild and wasteful ocean. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. [Properly, to drink like a pig. See {Swill}, n.] To drink in great draughts; to swallow greedily. [1913 Webster]

Well-dressed people, of both sexes, . . . devouring sliced beef, and swilling pork, and punch, and cider. --Smollett. [1913 Webster]

3. To inebriate; to fill with drink. [1913 Webster]

I should be loth To meet the rudeness and swilled insolence Of such late wassailers. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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