from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Water: a word designating various spirituous waters, particularly perfumes and cordials; it also enters into several French heraldic phrases.


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  • „ bed covers not excepted You will be plyed on the quay by failors, fome belonging to the Diligencepar eau y fome to the Cache par eau% that. is* the Diligence by. water, and the coach by water; But by all means prefer the Dili - gence, as you are lure of better company* and quicker paflage.

    The Gentleman's Guide in His Tour Through France

  • Roughly translated into 'castle of water', the chateau de l'eau is an enormous silver water tower that sits up high on a plateau overlooking Moussoro.

    The Things That Happen

  • Perhaps the main color would be bluegreen, the shade they called eau de NO although it was not a bit like the muddy water of the Nile.

    The Key to Rebecca

  • Who is that exquisite creature in eau de nil satin?

    Bliss, and Other Stories

  • Brownie, still protesting, had been put on her bed with a handkerchief steeped in eau-de-Cologne on her throbbing forehead, and Norah had returned to the kitchen to varied occupations.

    Mates at Billabong

  • To wash the feet first in eau de Cologne is most refreshing.

    Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

  • The pool staff fancy a lie-in themselves and a caca dans l’eau is a sure-fire way of turning people away with no insistence!


  • In northern Europe, where it is too cold to grow grapes, a distilled spirit called eau de vie is made from fruit.


  • Had she done so, her teeth would probably be permeated with a god-awful stench that could only be described as eau decarrion, the quintessential odor of Death on a bender, the Devil's vomit.

    Blood Lure

  • What is called eau bouillie in Tarascon consists of several slices of bread soaked in warm water, with a clove of garlic, a little thyme and a bay leaf.

    Tartarin De Tarascon


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