Souse

Definition of Souse

n.1.Pickle made with salt.
2.Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine.
And he that can rear up a pig in his house,
Hath cheaper his bacon, and sweeter his souse.
- Tusser.
3.The ear; especially, a hog's ear.
4.The act of sousing; a plunging into water.
v. t.1.To steep in pickle; to pickle.
[imp. & p. p. Soused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sousing.]
2.To plunge or immerse in water or any liquid.
They soused me over head and ears in water.
- Addison.
3.To drench, as by an immersion; to wet throughly.
Although I be well soused in this shower.
- Gascoigne.
v. i.1.To swoop or plunge, as a bird upon its prey; to fall suddenly; to rush with speed; to make a sudden attack.
For then I viewed his plunge and souse
Into the foamy main.
- Marston.
Jove's bird will souse upon the timorous hare.
- J. Dryden. Jr.
v. t.1.To pounce upon.
[The gallant monarch] like eagle o'er his serie towers,
To souse annoyance that comes near his nest.
- Shak.
n.1.The act of sousing, or swooping.
As a falcon fair
That once hath failed or her souse full near.
- Spenser.
adv.1.With a sudden swoop; violently.

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