from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Brandy in which cherries have been steeped.
  • noun A cordial made of spirit flavored with syrup of cherries.


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  • Clavering goes to sleep after dinner; the Begum gets tipsy with cherry-brandy, and the young lady sings songs to the young gentlemen.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Many young gentlemen canter up on thoroughbred hacks, spatter-dashed to the knee, and enter the house to drink cherry-brandy and pay their respects to the ladies, or, more modest and sportsmanlike, divest themselves of their mud-boots, exchange their hacks for their hunters, and warm their blood by a preliminary gallop round the lawn.

    Vanity Fair

  • In two hours we arrived at Canterbury, enveloped in clouds: lunch, bottled porter: at Dover, carried several miles in a tide of air, bitter cold, cherry-brandy; crossed over the Channel safely, and thought with pity of the poor people who were sickening in the steamboats below: more bottled porter: over Calais, dinner, roast-beef of Old England; near

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • As an ordinary rule, had the hunt thus drifted near his homestead, he would have been off his horse and down among his bottles, sending up sherry and cherry-brandy; and there would have been comfortable drink in plenty, and cold meat, perhaps, not in plenty; and every one would have been welcome in and out of the house.

    Castle Richmond

  • As for lunch, they would get a biscuit and glass of cherry-brandy at Wat

    Castle Richmond

  • Hungary-water bottle filled with cherry-brandy, recommending it as

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • “I am like the great poet who describes the snow; and I have got some cherry-brandy.”

    Mary Anerley

  • In short spurts, while the cherry-brandy prevails, they often have small successes; but even with the assistance of a spur in the head they never like it.

    Hunting Sketches

  • Macassar sighed, and spilt some of his cherry-brandy over his shirt front.

    The Three Clerks

  • The cherry-brandy had already evaporated before the blaze of all that beauty, and he was bethinking himself how he might best take himself off.

    The Three Clerks


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