from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a filmy, translucent crust found in port and other old wines which have been bottled-aged for a long time
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The second crust formed in port and some other wines after long keeping. It consists of pure, shining scales of tartar, supposed to resemble the wing of a bee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gauzy film in port and some other wines, indicative of age; hence, sometimes, the wine itself. Also written bee's-wing.
"beeswing" sherry, he was aware of all Alan Hawke's intentions.
We find in drunkards that the blood vessels get into the same state as the wine bottles from the deposit of earthy matter which has no business to be deposited, and forms the 'beeswing' or crust in the blood vessels of the drunkard, in his eye and in all of the tissues of the body. "
All the best to you, and one more small voice beeswing, the lurking reader thinking of you.
"The last glass filled would be most likely to contain beeswing."
In that way all the beeswing would be in the last glass, would it not?
The three glasses were grouped together, all of them tinged with wine, and one of them containing some dregs of beeswing.
One is that after the second glass was filled the bottle was violently agitated, and so the third glass received the beeswing.
Exactly, but there was beeswing only in one glass.
'The last glass filled would be most likely to contain beeswing.'
As he raised it to his lips, he held it up against the lamplight, and watched with the eye of a connoisseur the tiny scales of beeswing which floated in its rich ruby depths.
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