Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cold beverage composed of gin and plain or aërated water, with sugar, and lemon or other flavoring material.
“Without a sigh he left his lady in Norfolk Street to mix gin-sling for other admirers, and felt no regret though four brother navvies were going to make a stunning night of it at the ‘Salon de Seville dansant,’ at the bottom of Holborn Hill.”
“If, then, he can tell a cocktail from a cobbler, and scientifically discriminate between a julep and a gin-sling, it must be because the”
“The American flag hanging over the balcony gives it a semi-theatrical look, and the white marble table resembles an American bar, making one feel inclined to go up to it and order a brandy-smash, a gin-sling, or a corpse-reviver.”
“Bartley recognized him as the manager of a variety combination playing at one of the theatres, and the manager recognized the little man with the gin-sling as Tommy.”
“The little man in the large hat continued to walk up and down, leaving his gin-sling on the counter, and drinking it between his visits to the cracker and cheese.”
“The best story-teller was repeatedly called upon to "liquor some," which was accordingly done by copious draughts of "gin-sling," but at last he declared he was a "gone 'coon, fairly stumped," by which he meant to express that he was tired and could do no more.”
“A cool gin-sling stood by his hand, his coat hung o'er his chair;”
“Wall, boys, it happened this ways," began the man, tossing off a gin-sling, and setting down the glass with a violence that nearly smashed it.”
“Won't you step in and take a cocktail or a gin-sling?”
“Well, if ye don't drink gin-sling or cocktail," said Stiff, "you're mighty hard on the tea.”
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