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Jan 17, 2002
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Words to describe people

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opsimath
hellkite
hangdog
winebibber
cruciverbalist

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winebibber

(WYN-bib-uhr) Pronunciation

noun: One who drinks much wine.

[From Middle English wine + bib (to drink).]

"For devoted winebibber Thomas Jefferson, who drank the First Growths of Bordeaux (Lafite, Latour, Haut-Brion, Margaux) even before they were classified as such in 1855, one of his keenest disappointments was the failure to establish vineyards at Monticello." Barbara Ensrud; Jefferson Would Be Proud; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Aug 1, 1997.

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I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few. -Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister (1804-1881)

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