Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A red wine of Malta; also, a sweet cordial made from raisins, popular throughout the Levant.

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Examples

  • Here we ate sweetmeats and cakes and drank rosolio, which is any kind of light liqueur.

    Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions

  • The parents retort by praise of the young fisherman, compliments pass quickly into business, and a vow of eternal friendship between the families is sworn over a bottle of rosolio.

    Stray Studies from England and Italy

  • “A glass of rosolio, a fresh horse, and a pair of breeches,” said he, “and quickly — I am behind my time, and must be off.”

    Tales of a Traveller

  • "A glass of rosolio, a fresh horse, and a pair of breeches," said he,

    Tales of a Traveller

  • In a hideout near Traversara, the story went, he and five of his companions dallied with ten whores while they ate “maccheroni and gnocchi, lamb and chicken, mutton and focaccia studded with pork fat, biscuits and ring-cakes with rosolio and zabaglione, jam tart and whipped cream.”

    Delizia!

  • (that's an inn), and drank seven bottles of rosolio to keep myself quiet; then I went on board, and the second lieutenant, who was commanding officer, put me under arrest for being intoxicated.

    Peter Simple; and, The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2

  • Determined to know the worst, I remained outside till the opera was over, when I saw her come out, the captain and first lieutenant walking with the party -- so that I could not speak with her I walked to a posada (that's an inn), and drank seven bottles of rosolio to keep myself quiet; then I went on board, and the second lieutenant, who was commanding officer, put me under arrest for being intoxicated.

    Peter Simple

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