Teammates would get calls from Ellis out of his gourd at 3:30 a.m. on nights before games.
ON our way back we took up the gourd bowls and plates, which we found quite dry and hard as bone, and put them in our bags.
When the gourd is all flourishing, a worm may unseen be preying at its root!
He gave them some roasted bananas and a gourd containing a sweetish drink made from the banana.
I asked for food and water, and 254 one of them brought a gourd and some meat.
And when it came to his experience with the gourd, I almost lost faith.
He carried his powder in a gourd and his shot in an old rag.
I ran into the house and got several tumblers and fairly flew out there with them, as there was no gourd at the well.
The man took a gourd, half filled it, and offered it to me to drink.
The latter, pushing away the gourd, looked in astonishment at the officer.
c.1300, from Anglo-French gourde, from Old French coorde, ultimately from Latin cucurbita "gourd," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to cucumis "cucumber."
(1.) Jonah's gourd (Jonah 4:6-10), bearing the Hebrew name _kikayon_ (found only here), was probably the kiki of the Egyptians, the croton. This is the castor-oil plant, a species of ricinus, the palma Christi, so called from the palmate division of its leaves. Others with more probability regard it as the cucurbita the el-keroa of the Arabs, a kind of pumpkin peculiar to the East. "It is grown in great abundance on the alluvial banks of the Tigris and on the plain between the river and the ruins of Nineveh." At the present day it is trained to run over structures of mud and brush to form boots to protect the gardeners from the heat of the noon-day sun. It grows with extraordinary rapidity, and when cut or injured withers away also with great rapidity. (2.) Wild gourds (2 Kings 4:38-40), Heb. pakkuoth, belong to the family of the cucumber-like plants, some of which are poisonous. The species here referred to is probably the colocynth (Cucumis colocynthus). The LXX. render the word by "wild pumpkin." It abounds in the desert parts of Syria, Egypt, and Arabia. There is, however, another species, called the Cucumis prophetarum, from the idea that it afforded the gourd which "the sons of the prophets" shred by mistake into their pottage.