Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of the yellow water-lily of Europe, Nuphar luteum, from the odor of the flower or the shape of the seed-vessel.
“Here he burst out into a wild laugh, at which Strong got up and put away the brandy-bottle.”
“Corri had a brandy-bottle and glass with him, and insisted I should take a dram.”
“I was captain in the Guard of His Holiness the Pope, I made the campaign of Scotland with the Prince of Wales — a bad fellow, my dear, caring more for his mistress and his brandy-bottle than for the crowns of the three kingdoms.”
“And she began, forthwith, to tell her story — a tale so neat, simple, and artless that it was quite evident from hearing her that if ever there was a white-robed angel escaped from heaven to be subject to the infernal machinations and villainy of fiends here below, that spotless being — that miserable unsullied martyr, was present on the bed before Jos — on the bed, sitting on the brandy-bottle.”
“The brandy-bottle inside clinked up against the plate which held the cold sausage.”
“Then she sobbed out her story, “a tale so neat, simple and artless, that it was quite evident, from hearing her, that if ever there was a white-robed angel escaped from heaven to be subject to the infernal machinations and villainy of fiends here below, that spotless being – that miserable, unsullied martyr – was present on the bed before Jos – on the bed, sitting on the brandy-bottle.””
“He was taking tobacco in a pipe, and smiling to himself; and a brandy-bottle and glass, and his fiddle and bow, were beside him on the table.”
“There was a universal titter at this, which made Barry wish himself at home again, with his brandy-bottle.”
““Yes,” I said, pausing with the brandy-bottle in one hand, and the flask in the other.”
“She replied with incredible fluency of the bitterest expressions: he retorted equal rage in broken hints and incoherent imprecations: she rejoined with redoubled fury; and in conclusion he was fain to betake himself to flight, ejaculating curses against her; and muttering something concerning the brandy-bottle, which, however, he took care should never reach her ears.”
‘brandy-bottle’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for brandy-bottle.