adv. & adj.
1. At a boil; boiling.
2. In an excited or tumultuous state.


adj (postpositive)
1. boiling
2. indicating a volatile situation in which people are very excited or angry



adj., adv.
1. boiling.
2. in a state of excitement.
References in classic literature ?
The cooking, I can tell you, kept her nose to the pot, and even if there was nothing in it, even if there was no pot, she had to keep watching that it came aboil just the same.
Take Maharashtra, which is aboil with Dalit anger after upper caste Hindus flying the saffron flag attacked them at a rally which has been held from time immemorial.
But numbers still abound in this issue--numbers that might set your mind aboil all the same.
"Mutual Assured Destruction" made European war unlikely, but, this aside, the Soviets had a vested interest in keeping the world's pot aboil, which they did through backing revolutionary and terrorist movements, directly or via proxies.
From neighborhood saloons past and present to changing influences on mixed drinks, this is a delicious survey embellished by photos by Luke Aboil and offering up a delightful compendium of facts steeped in San Francisco history and culinary lore.
Abscond anchovies, asudden an Adelie armada, all abreast and aqua aboil, accelerates across an abyss and appetites are abated.
(26) Nel 1806 Giuseppe Bonaparte, divenuto re di Napoli, con una sola legge aboil la feudalita del Regno.
The starchy mainstay went limp during the short-lived low-carb diet craze, but now the category is all aboil: According to ACNielsen, total dry pasta sales dollars rose 4.1 percent in 2005 (at food stores with $2 million or more in sales, except supercenters) with all segments showing gains, and dry noodles and dumplings skyrocketing by an impressive 11.5 percent.
aboil with movement, shirred and teased like a fleece
I'm generally an easy-going type (so my friends say), but my blood is really aboil. Today I heard on a radio show that there may be up to 150 U.S.