* (obsolete) sowr
Having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste.
* Francis Bacon
Made rancid by fermentation, etc.
- All sour things, as vinegar, provoke appetite.
Tasting or smelling rancid.
Peevish or bad-tempered.
(of soil) Excessively acidic and thus infertile.
- He was a scholar / Lofty and sour to them that loved him not, / But to those men that sought him sweet as summer.
(of petroleum) Containing excess sulfur.
Unfortunate or unfavorable.
- sour adversity
, date=October 1
, author=Phil Dawkes
, title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=The result may not quite give the Wearsiders a sweet ending to what has been a sour
week, following allegations of sexual assault and drug possession against defender Titus Bramble, but it does at least demonstrate that their spirit remains strong in the face of adversity.}}
The sensation of a sour taste.
A drink made with whiskey, lemon or lime juice and sugar.
(label) Any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice.
A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.
- (Edmund Spenser)
* laundry sour
(label) To make sour.
(label) To become sour.
* Jonathan Swift
(label) To make disenchanted.
- So the sun's heat, with different powers, / Ripens the grape, the liquor sours .
(label) To become disenchanted.
- To sour your happiness I must report, / The queen is dead.
(label) To make (soil) cold and unproductive.
To macerate (lime) and render it fit for plaster or mortar.
Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
- Her feet were sore from walking so far.
- Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy.
(informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
- The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
(obsolete) Criminal; wrong; evil.
- Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.
* sight for sore eyes
* sore point
(lb) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
*:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
*1919 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs),
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
*:[… they] were often sore pressed to follow the trail at all, and at best were so delayed that in the afternoon of the second day, they still had not overhauled the fugitive.
An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
* Sir Walter Scott
- They put ointment and a bandage on the sore .
A group of ducks on land. (See also: sord).
A young hawk or falcon in its first year.
A young buck in its fourth year.
- I see plainly where his sore lies.
mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.