spleen

Part of speech: noun

An organ found in most vertebrates, near the stomach, that modifies the blood.

Part of speech: noun

Ill temper; spitefulness; melancholy.

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Usage examples "spleen":

  1. Waal, seem' haow 'twas, I tried tew please him, late as it was; but ef there was ennything I did spleen ag'inst it was farmin', 'specially arfter the smart times I'd ben hevin', up Oldtaown way. - "Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories", Louisa M. Alcott.
  2. Where he comes shaking by me: good my Lord, Forget your spleen to me, I never wrong'd you, But would have peace with every man. - "The Maids Tragedy", Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher.
  3. In this fit of the spleen he went to the theatre: there were eleven people in the boxes. - "The Young Duke", Benjamin Disraeli.