from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Fat; oily.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. pertaining to fat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fat; unctuous; greasy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fat; unctuous.
The stars in their courses fought for Algiers: the rains descended and the winds blew and beat upon that army, till the wretched soldiers, with neither tents nor cloaks, with barely food -- for the landing of the stores had hardly begun -- standing all night knee-deep in slush in that pinguid soil, soaked to the skin, frozen by the driving rain and bitter wind, were ready to drop with exhaustion and misery.
Recent experiments upon pinguid and repudiating commuters, in the old way of bullying, coaxing, and "soft-sawdering," have proved to be utter failures.
Sometimes they thought themselves fortunate could they secure a few pigeons, at others, they revelled in pinguid plenty, -- kangaroos roasted whole, fat ibis, flying foxes in scores, and ducks by the dozen.
The air from _Oberon, Ocean, thou mighty monster_, is so grand that scarcely a singer can be found today capable of interpreting it, although many sopranos puff and steam through it, for all the world like pinguid gentlemen climbing the stairs to the towers of Notre Dame.
He is a mighty mass of pinguid bronze, with a fat lisp, and a broad, sunflower smile, and he lectures us with a vast and genial breadth of manner on the ruins, contradicting all our guesses at things with a sweet "Perdoni, signori! ma ----."
Belgrade, now approached, and draped in forest green, looked down on the winding Save and the pinguid flats of the Slavonian frontier.
They thrive (as we said) in the most sterile places, yet will grow in better, but not in over-rich, and pinguid.
By the use of such vessels in dressing food, we are daily liable to be poisoned; as almost all acid vegetables, as well as sebaceous or pinguid substances, employed in culinary preparations, act upon copper, and dissolve a portion of it; and too many examples are met with of fatal consequences having ensued from eating food which had been dressed in copper vessels not well cleaned from the oxide of copper which they had contracted by being exposed to the action of air and moisture.
A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy
a soft but unmistakable thud as of a pinguid body falling in the immediate vicinity.
I am as pinguid as a pate foie gras — greased to the eyelids in cold cream!”