from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of mixed drink. See the extracts.


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  • The sergeant asked for pepper and salt; minced the food fine and made it savoury, and kept administering it by teaspoonfuls; urging Philip to drink from time to time from his own cup of dog's-nose.

    Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 3

  • "friendly leads," and ratting contests in Rotherhithe slums, become expensive, when you happen to be the only gentleman present possessed of a collar, and are expected to do the honours of your class in dog's-nose.

    Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

  • Come, give us another glass of your dog's-nose, and no more of your sermon, which isn't edifying. "

    Tom Brown at Oxford


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  • (noun) - (1) A cordial composed of warm porter, moist sugar, gin, and nutmeg; mentioned in Charles Dickens's Pickwick Papers.

    --James Halliwell's Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, 1855

    (2) A name given to a liquor compounded of beer and gin, or of ale and rum.

    --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1897

    January 14, 2018