The trees its swelling flood shall stay, And thrust its venomed lip away.
It inflicted a sharp pang, and it was venomed with spiteful contempt, that rankled in the wound after it was made.
Despite all, she loved, she adored him yet, and to leave him gave the most venomed point to the shaft of affliction.
To such a mind, ridicule is a venomed dart, piercing and poisoning, and pride but inflames the wound.
He goes into the wintry forest of life, where "one whose voice was venomed melody" entraps and poisons his youth.
Instead of the venomed tongue, he used the poisoned pen against them.
M. de Breulh listened with an outwardly impassible face, but the venomed tooth of jealousy was gnawing at his heart.
Hence frequent collisions, obstinate, venomed, and bloody contests.
Pratinas had made of every word a venomed arrow, and each and all struck home.
To all these bitter insults, venomed with the sting of truth, Atene listened without a word.
early 13c., from Anglo-French and Old French venim, from Vulgar Latin *venimen (cf. Italian veleno, Spanish veneno), from Latin venenum "poison," earlier (pre-classical) "drug, potion," probably originally "love potion," from PIE *wenes-no-, and thus connected to venus "erotic love" (see Venus), Sanskrit van- "wish, desire, gain." The meaning "bitter, virulent feeling or language" is first recorded c.1300.
venom ven·om (věn'əm)
A poisonous secretion of an animal, such as a snake, spider, or scorpion, usually transmitted by a bite or sting.
Any of various poisonous substances secreted by certain snakes, spiders, scorpions, and insects and transmitted to a victim by a bite or sting. Venoms are highly concentrated fluids that typically consist of dozens or hundreds of powerful enzymes, peptides, and smaller organic compounds. These compounds target and disable specific chemicals in the victim, damaging cellular and organ system function. Snake venoms, for example, contain substances that block platelet aggregation (causing bleeding) and that prevent the release of acetylcholine by nerve endings (causing muscle paralysis). Many substances contained in venoms are under investigation for use as pharmaceuticals.