Now the hymn of Puritanical gloom-the peacemaker with Providence performing devotional exercises in black bile.
But to the Mollycoddle she apportions dyspepsia and black bile.
To these correspond the cardinal fluids, blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile.
She has suffered all this till her waters have become waves of black bile.
The intent was to relieve the patient of insanity-producing yellow and black bile.
Three days later Black, of Georgia, "poured forth his black bile" for an hour and a half.
These four "humours" were blood, phlegm, yellow bile (or choler), and black bile (or melancholy).
According to this celebrated theory there are four humors in the body—blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile.
black bile n.
One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, supposed to cause melancholy when present in excess.