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  • noun A kind of wine, either white or red, from Constantia in Cape Colony.

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Examples

  • The wine in question was a sweet wine known as Constantia, or Vin de Constance, which in the 18th century was as sought after and admired as Château Lafite or Château Pétrus are today.

    The Grape of Good Hope

  • It unfortunately does not date from Roman times when the place was known as Constantia, for there is nothing Roman about the ivy-clad arches that cross the valley on the western side.

    Normandy, Illustrated, Complete

  • It unfortunately does not date from Roman times when the place was known as Constantia, for there is nothing Roman about the ivy-clad arches that cross the valley on the western side.

    Normandy, Illustrated, Part 3

  • Printed in a novel, entitled Constantia% or, The Dts -- tressed Friend,

    Biographia dramatica, or, A companion to the playhouse:

  • Maijuma, 'and after that' Constantia ': -- concerning which, see Eusebius, of

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • With a party from the ship, hired a splendid barouche and team, and drove out to "Constantia," about thirteen miles, where the wine is made.

    Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas

  • I like her society, her having that indescribably dear Christian name is sufficient to account for my partiality; it gives me even pleasure when one of her pocket-handkerchiefs or napkins marked "Constantia" comes into my hands.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • Mohun of having remonstrated with him on the exceeding weakness and poorness of the 'Constantia' poetry, 'which,' as that indignant personage added, 'was evidently done merely as a lure to the unfortunate young lady.'

    The Two Sides of the Shield

  • Venetian "Constantia" of which I am aware in literature.

    Stones of Venice [introductions]

  • Groot Constantia has several wines using the words "Constantia" and "Constance" and Klein

    Jane Austen Today

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