1: Swallow (something) greedily
The table groaned from the weight. There was a whole roasted pig and turkeys. Bowls overflowed with fruit. Pitchers of the finest wine.
Lord Duke shoveled food into his mouth, splattering grease on his enormous belly.
Servants kept their heads down so not to get accused of trying to steal. He yanked the bottle from a girl hand and ingurgitated it in a few gulps.
“More!” he bellowed. “I need––” His eyes bulged. Foam spewed from his mouth. He fell face-first into his plate, dead.
The servants froze then bolted to the table. Finally, they were allowed to feast.