American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southwest Netherlands, an industrial suburb of Rotterdam. Chartered in 1275, it is noted for its gin distilleries. Population: 75,200.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Schiedam schnapps, or Holland gin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Holland gin made at Schiedam in the Netherlands.
“( 'Schiedam') under their chairs which they would have steadily sipped at intervals, puffing at their pipes during the whole sitting.”
“The most famous of them all is "Schiedam," an extract of juniper-berries that takes its name from the little town of Schiedam, only a few miles from Rotterdam, where there are more than two hundred distilleries.”
“Schiedam," said the guide, producing a bottle of this precious fluid.”
“Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam © the estate of the artist”
“Ben van Doesburgh, chief executive of De Kuyper Royal Distillers, a 316-year-old Dutch gin and spirits maker in Schiedam, acknowledges the common currency's benefits for business.”
“Saturday night we drove over to Schiedam and then to an old bunker in Hoek van Holland.”
“Now, they toil away in enormous harborside warehouses, or along the industrial canals of nearby Schiedam just over the city line.”
“My head grovelled in the ashes of an extinguished fire, while my feet reposed upon the wreck of a small table, overthrown, and amid the fragments of a miscellaneous dessert, intermingled with a newspaper, some broken glass and shattered bottles, and an empty jug of the Schiedam Kirschenwasser.”
“The picturesque town of Schiedam, part of the greater Rotterdam area, has always been a jewel in the Dutch imagination.”
“Lidwina of Schiedam saw Mary and her attendant virgins fill the sky with floods of their milk.”
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