Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Anglo-Indian name for brandy and water.

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Examples

  • Constant dinners, tiffins, pale ale and claret, the prodigious labour of cutcherry, and the refreshment of brandy-pawnee which he was forced to take there, had their effect upon Waterloo Sedley.

    Vanity Fair

  • I very much fear some of the young rogues are at dice and brandy-pawnee before tiffin.

    The Newcomes

  • Order being at length restored, our cheroots lighted and our iced brandy-pawnee made ready, the performance recommences.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873

  • In some parts of India it is customary to serve up whole chillies in the curry, but this would be better adapted to a stomach suffering from the effects of brandy-pawnee than to the simple taste of the vegetarian.

    Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery A Manual of Cheap and Wholesome Diet

  • He became quite excited over his sherry-and-water - ( "I'm sorry to see you, gentlemen, drinking brandy-pawnee," says he; "it plays the deuce with our young men in India.")

    The Newcomes

  • brandy-pawnee,” and who keeps up excitement by the same means through the day.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • He became quite excited over his sherry-and-water - (“I’m sorry to see you, gentlemen, drinking brandy-pawnee,” says he; “it plays the deuce with our young men in India.”)

    The Newcomes

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