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- n. A sweet, white Italian wine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of sweet wine from Italy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of white wine.
His wine he takes hot when the nights are cold, malvoisie or vernage, with as much spice as would cover the thumb-nail.
Here, Jacques, thou limb of the devil, bring a bottrine of the oldest vernage, and see that you do not shake it.
I was astonished those two should quarrel, for they have always been such friends that they had to be constantly reminded of the prohibition of particular friendships among the religious: but when they did, it reminded me of the adage that vernage makes the best vinegar.
I made answer: "seeing that some part of my tale, to correspond to the matter, should need to be writ in vernage, [Note 1] and some other in verjuice."
Take peeres and pare hem clene. take gode rede wyne & mulberes  oþer saundres and seeþ þe peeres þerin & whan þei buth ysode, take hem up, make a syryp of wyne greke. oþer vernage  with blaunche powdour oþer white sugur and powdour gyngur & do the peres þerin. seeþ it a lytel & messe it forth.
Then, buying a flask of good vernage, he returned to
Parmesan cheese, whereon abode folk who did nothing but make maccaroni and ravioli  and cook them in capon-broth, after which they threw them down thence and whoso got most thereof had most; and that hard by ran a rivulet of vernage,  the best ever was drunk, without a drop of water therein.
'How, then, shall we do?' asked Buffalmacco, and Bruno said, 'We must e'en do it with ginger boluses and good vernage  and invite them to drink.
Accordingly, he let keep a great fire still burning in the little room and causing guard the place well, returned not to the abbot till the following morning, when he brought him, in a very white napkin, two slices of toasted bread and a great beaker of his own Corniglia vernage  and bespoke him thus, 'Sir, when Ghino was young, he studied medicine and saith that he learned there was no better remedy for the stomach-complaint than that which he purposeth to apply to you and of which these things that I bring you are the beginning; wherefore do you take them and refresh yourself.'
Only thirteen days after, a haunch of prime venison was carried from my very tent door by the wolves, and on the same day two flasks of old vernage turned sour and muddy. "
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