Definitions

from The 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.

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Examples

  • Here he burst out into a wild laugh, at which Strong got up and put away the brandy-bottle.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Corri had a brandy-bottle and glass with him, and insisted I should take a dram.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • 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.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • 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.

    Vanity Fair

  • The brandy-bottle inside clinked up against the plate which held the cold sausage.

    Vanity Fair

  • 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.”

    All is Vanity « So Many Books

  • 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.

    Lay Morals

  • There was a universal titter at this, which made Barry wish himself at home again, with his brandy-bottle.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • “Yes,” I said, pausing with the brandy-bottle in one hand, and the flask in the other.

    Tales of all countries

  • 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.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

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