gormandizer


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gor·mand·ize

 (gôr′mən-dīz′)
v. gor·mand·ized, gor·mand·iz·ing, gor·mand·iz·es
v.intr.
To eat gluttonously; gorge.
v.tr.
To devour (food) gluttonously.

[From gourmandise, gluttony (obsolete).]

gor′mand·iz′er n.
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One of them(more brutal than his fellows, and the most notorious gormandizer in the crew) said such a cruel and wicked thing, that I wonder the mere thought did not turn him into a wild beast, in shape, as he already was in his nature.
Before the two days were spent, they grew very weary of this kind of life; for the followers of King Ulysses, as you will find it important to remember, were terrible gormandizers, and pretty sure to grumble if they missed their regulars meals, and their irregular ones besides.
I have already hinted to you what gormandizers some of the comrades of King Ulysses were.
At length his place was found vacant at meal-time; no one knew when he went off, or whither he had gone, but he was seen no more, and the vast surplus that remained when the repast was over, showed what a mighty gormandizer had departed.