from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southwest Netherlands, an industrial suburb of Rotterdam. Chartered in 1275, it is noted for its gin distilleries.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Schiedam schnapps, or Holland gin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Holland gin made at Schiedam in the Netherlands.


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  • ( 'Schiedam') under their chairs which they would have steadily sipped at intervals, puffing at their pipes during the whole sitting.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • The most famous of them all is "Schiedam," an extract of juniper-berries that takes its name from the little town of Schiedam, only a few miles from Rotterdam, where there are more than two hundred distilleries.

    Holland, v. 1 (of 2)

  • "Schiedam," said the guide, producing a bottle of this precious fluid.

    Voyage au centre de la terre. English

  • Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam © the estate of the artist

    July 2009

  • Ben van Doesburgh, chief executive of De Kuyper Royal Distillers, a 316-year-old Dutch gin and spirits maker in Schiedam, acknowledges the common currency's benefits for business.

    Doubts Arise in Euro's Birthplace

  • My head grovelled in the ashes of an extinguished fire, while my feet reposed upon the wreck of a small table, overthrown, and amid the fragments of a miscellaneous dessert, intermingled with a newspaper, some broken glass and shattered bottles, and an empty jug of the Schiedam Kirschenwasser.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Saturday night we drove over to Schiedam and then to an old bunker in Hoek van Holland.

    Kederan Special: Death's Dominion

  • Now, they toil away in enormous harborside warehouses, or along the industrial canals of nearby Schiedam just over the city line.

    A Design Tradition

  • The picturesque town of Schiedam, part of the greater Rotterdam area, has always been a jewel in the Dutch imagination.

    Brussels Broadcasting Corporation

  • Lidwina of Schiedam saw Mary and her attendant virgins fill the sky with floods of their milk.

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