bitter


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bitter

Brit beer with a high hop content, with a slightly bitter taste
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In the gates of these your councils my people shall sing, In the doors of these your garners the Bat-folk shall cling; And the snake shall be your watchman, By a hearthstone unswept; For the Karela, the bitter Karela, Shall fruit where ye slept!
"Drink it and I'll give you a lump of sugar to take the bitter taste from your mouth."
"The bitter is indeed to come," said the countess; "and such bitter that colocynth is sweet and oleander toothsome in comparison.
And being bold as bitter, and having set hold with hatred upon Wolsey, he in another poem called Why come ye not to Court?
On that occasion the bitter taste of a stranding was not for my mouth.
if there were less of this delicate concealment of facts - this whispering, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace, there would be less of sin and misery to the young of both sexes who are left to wring their bitter knowledge from experience.
"See the old tory!" cried the people, with bitter laughter.
It seemed that some devil had seized him, forcing him to say bitter things against his will, even though at the time he wanted to shake hands with Rose and meet him more than halfway.
Like the plumes upon a hearse: And as bitter wine upon a sponge
"And they come from a bitter heart," answered the unknown knight.
He folded his arms, tightly pressed in his lips, but a whole volcano of bitter feelings burned in his bosom, and sent streams of fire through his veins.
That had not been a happy wakening, for it brought with it the bitter disappointment of the preceding night.