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dipsomania

a compulsive desire to drink alcoholic beverages
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Clad in the scantiest of panties, this barely concealed bumwas plastered over a huge advertising hoarding that spannedthe road, effectivelyherding in the dipsomaniac hordes.
As a result we had a table covered with glasses and bottles - a little dipsomaniac.
Since Charlotte turned 16, certain sections of the media have been determined to concentrate on the vices of an angel, caricaturing her as a dipsomaniac wild child.
Driving through Pontypridd at 6pm on Friday night, the sight of a grinning middle-aged man in suit and tie, wobbling through the traffic like a giant dipsomaniac Weeble, underlined the fact that t'is the season to be off one's trolley.
Under my scheme, all homeless people would receive a cardboard box, paid for by a major brewer, with a vomit-coloured logo on the side reading something like: "This dipsomaniac is sponsored by Special Brew.
He received one for his role as the dipsomaniac writer Don Birnamin in Billy Wilder's 1954 movie The Lost Weekend .
At 38 years of age, and after a career spanning 15 years and 53 leading roles in pictures, the Welsh-speaking actor reached the top of his profession with a tour de force performance as dipsomaniac writer Don Birnam.
I can almost hear residents tutting: "They're not only dipsomaniacs, they've got a foot fetish.
Army, Alcoholics Anonymous and The Indianapolis Colts have all employed insights into how we humans form habits to, by turns, make workplaces safer, stanch violent street riots in Iraq, produce championship-caliber football teams and enable dipsomaniacs to sober up and reconstruct shattered lives.
Some of the local Mercer County artists with albums in the book include the Dipsomaniacs, Successful Failures, Cryptkeeper Five, Keith Monacchio, Frank Thewes, Anthony D'Amato, Lisa Bouchelle, Sean Cox, Amfibian, and The Commons.