ventrous

ventrous

(ˈvɛntrəs)
adj
archaic adventurous
References in classic literature ?
This said he paus'd not, but with ventrous Arme He pluckt, he tasted; mee damp horror chil'd At such bold words voucht with a deed so bold: But he thus overjoy'd, O Fruit Divine, Sweet of thy self, but much more sweet thus cropt, Forbidd'n here, it seems, as onely fit For Gods, yet able to make Gods of Men: And why not Gods of Men, since good, the more Communicated, more abundant growes, The Author not impair'd, but honourd more?
Here is Craig's winning list of words, their meanings and the points they gained him: Ventrous - adventurous (65) Gaieties - state of joyful exuberance or merriment (62) Diorite - igneous rock (68) Umu - Polynesian earth oven (24) Zit - spot (36) Kaw - Alternate word for Kansa, a member of a North American Indian people formerly of eastern Kansas, now living mostly in northern Oklahoma (34) Gleet - inflammation of the urethra with a slight discharge of thin puss and mucus (24) Villa - (especially in continental Europe) a large and luxurious country house in its own grounds (14) Talaq - Type of Muslim divorce (42) Gapo - South American forest near a river (27) Barfs - an attack of vomiting (26)
Other words played in the final game included ventrous, meaning adventurous, scoring 65, gleet, meaning inflammation of the urethra, scoring 24, and diorite, meaning igneous rock, scoring 69.
Whereunto is Adjoyneda Commendation of Sir Humfrey Gilberts Ventrous [sic] Journey (1578), links to Robarts' pamphlets on Drake in a number of ways.
We might expect, from a sensitive Christian who had heard Lancelot Andrewes preach, a more respectful attitude towards women than was widespread at the time, and I see no reason to agree with Helen Vendler's perception that stanzas one and three, in which scientific enquiry is characterized in terms of male-female relations, have an appearance of moral neutrality as contrasted with the harsh reproof given the ventrous Diver in stanza two, characterized by Vendler as "wicked" (181-82).
This is a procedure to which I am bound by every consideration of delicacy and friendship; and in the reading, I should be glad if you would draw your pencil through any portions to which you object; and what would be the next favour I would claim, is [to] {that} you would correct any defective parts of the composition, for tho' possessing a rather fastidious taste, [yet] I want the ease of practice; being a somewhat Raw Recruit, while you are a Veteran in Prose, and [to change the figure] have sounded all the 'depths & shoals' of these sinuous channels where so many ventrous Navigators are stranded.
Other high-scoring and rarely used words played in the final game included ventrous, meaning adventurous, scoring 65, gleet, meaning inflammation of the urethra, scoring 24, and diorite, meaning igneous rock, scoring 69.