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Lachryma Christi

Definitions

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  • proper noun An Italian white wine from grapes grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

Etymologies

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From Latin meaning literally tears of Christ

Examples

  • Directly across the narrow street, nudged between the encroachments of much newer buildings, an anachronism from the Second Age of Faith, it was the Basilica of Lachryma Christi.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • "Lachryma Christi?" asked Hawbury, in an interrogative tone.

    The American Baron

  • "And the rest of us will sit by the Lachryma Christi, I take it?" said the pastor.

    The Machineries of Joy

  • There is a species of wine made of the grapes of Vesuvius, called 'Lachryma Christi,' that has a great reputation.

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • There is something a little shocking to a Yankee mind in the label of Lachryma Christi; but in La Mancha they call fritters the Grace of God.

    Castilian Days

  • The ascent is easy at first between walls and the vineyards which produce the celebrated Lachryma Christi.

    Saunterings

  • We ate some rolls we had brought in our pockets, and some of the party tried a bottle of the wine that one of the cormorants had brought up, but found it anything but the Lachryma Christi it was named.

    Saunterings

  • The ascent is easy at first between walls and the vineyards which produce the celebrated Lachryma Christi.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • We ate some rolls we had brought in our pockets, and some of the party tried a bottle of the wine that one of the cormorants had brought up, but found it anything but the Lachryma Christi it was named.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Salvador brought me a glass of _Lachryma Christi_ and the leg of a chicken; and with recruited spirits we mounted our animals and again started.

    The Diary of an Ennuyée

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