The old fool was soused and I don't know what was the matter with me.
I warrant you,” she muttered, “he commended my soused cucumbers.
It was a hell of a way to treat a decent girl, to ask her to a dance with a lot of drunkards and soused rats.
It soused into the water, and I leaned forward to observe the splash.
William took the hint; they seized Jack by the arms and legs, and soused him into the pond.
First she took it by the heels and plunged it in the river; then by the head and soused it in that way.
In he plunged him at once, and, to use familiar terms, he soused him up and down and swaddled him about like a big dish cloth.
And above it all, he smelled like one who had been soused in aromatic oils.
The feet may be soused whole, or cut up with the head and ears; but it is not so nice.
The man must have been set afire had he not been soused in the river beforehand.
something steeped in pickle, especially "pig parts preserved and pickled," mid-15c., earlier "liquid for pickling" (late 14c.), from souse (v.) or from its French source.
(Variation: to the gills may be added) Drunk
[1613+; probably fr the image of a pickled herring or other pickled fish]
[fr an extension of souse, ''pickle brine, something pickled,'' hence semantically akin to soak, ''drunkard,'' and pickled, ''drunk'']