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- n. A deep, often metal lined drawer in a sideboard used for storing a a small selection of wines and liquors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A receptacle, as in a dining room, for a few bottles of wine or liquor, made in the form of a chest or coffer, or a deep drawer in a sideboard, and usually lined with metal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A case for holding bottles or decanters, as of wine, cordials, etc., sometimes also several liqueur-glasses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sideboard with compartments for holding bottles
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The cellaret is a tin vessel, in which ices are kept for a short time from dissolving.
There was the old cellaret with nothing in it, lined with lead, like a sort of coffin in compartments; there was the old dark closet, also with nothing in it, of which he had been many a time the sole contents, in days of punishment, when he had regarded it as the veritable entrance to that bourne to which the tract had found him galloping.
Lavinia rose and walked toward an octagonal cellaret; opening the lid, she took out a decanter of sherry and two glasses.
Under the sideboard stands a cellaret that looks as if it held half a bottle of currant wine, and a shivering plate-warmer that never could get any comfort out of the wretched old cramped grate yonder.
Sir Walpole Crawley is looking from its black corner at the bare boards and the oiled fire-irons, and the empty card-racks over the mantelpiece: the cellaret has lurked away behind the carpet: the chairs are turned up heads and tails along the walls: and in the dark corner opposite the statue, is an old-fashioned crabbed knife-box, locked and sitting on a dumb waiter.
The room was carpeted, and there was a sofa in it, though a very old one, and two arm-chairs and a mahogany office-table, and a cellaret, which was generally well supplied with wine which Dobbs Broughton did not get out of the vaults of his neighbours, Burton and Bangles.
He tried the cellaret, which was as often open as locked, but now unfortunately it was closed.
A board was found, fixed on two saddles and covered with a horsecloth, a small samovar was produced and a cellaret and half a bottle of rum, and having asked Mary Hendrikhovna to preside, they all crowded round her.
She unlocked the cellaret and stood for a moment with the bottle and glass pressed to her bosom.
She would have to put the bottle back in the cellaret before morning, filled to the top with water.