American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large, narrow-necked bottle made of glass or earthenware, usually encased in wickerwork.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large glass vessel or bottle with a bulging body and small neck, usually cased in wickerwork, but sometimes in a wooden box with a notch in the top extending over the neck of the vessel, for convenience in pouring out its contents.
- n. A large bottle with a short neck, sometimes with two small handles at the neck, sometimes encased in wickerwork.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A glass vessel or bottle with a large body and small neck, inclosed in wickerwork.
- n. large bottle with a short narrow neck; often has small handles at neck and is enclosed in wickerwork
- From French dame-jeanne, of uncertain origin. (Wiktionary)
- Probably alteration of French dame-Jeanne : dame, lady; see dame + Jeanne, personal name. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the case of soldiers on "extra duty," each was to receive one gill a day, and I distinctly recall the demijohn with the gill cup hanging on its neck, and the line of "extra duty men" who came up each morning for their perquisite.”
“The bridge was named after the stone structure shaped like a "demijohn" Harbaugh placed on the east end of the bridge.”
“The big demijohn in the stern-sheets told his errand.”
“Scotty, or whoever was my crew, with the can for beer and the demijohn for red wine.”
“A new bridge was built near the ruins of the old bridge and the demijohn was subsequently moved to a very small park not too far from the river where it now stands.”
“None of the men got drunk, although there were cocktails in vacuum bottles and red wine in a huge demijohn.”
“Jake Cornell, hirsute and cadaverous of aspect, nodded his head with emphasis and deposited a corpulent demijohn on the table.”
“Looking to his host for consent, Cornell tilted the demijohn over his arm and partly filled the four tin mugs and an empty jelly glass.”
“Uncommon bad piece of trail just this side of the turn," he remarked stentoriously, at the same time flinging an eloquent glance at the demijohn.”
“Breck rummaged in his boat and produced a demijohn of whiskey.”
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