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  • noun Plural form of gimlet.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gimlet.


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  • It was getting dark, I know, and my eyes aren't like Mrs Antrobus's, which I call gimlets, but I saw her plain enough.

    Queen Lucia

  • So she only set her sharp eyes, that Dr. Marks 'pupils always called "gimlets," full upon him.

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  • I like the thought of cocktail hours, with drinks such as gimlets and old-fashioneds.

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  • In summary: Climate change is made up, but just in case it isn't, it's okay because we can fly though some of the many windows in the firmament made by skyscrapers and gimlets and go live in the warehouses of snow and hail.


  • From face to face and speaker to speaker his eyes would turn, boring like gimlets of incandescent ice, disconcerting and perturbing.

    The Mexican

  • I watched them, not making my presence known, and I knew that the old mate's eyes were boring like gimlets into the windy darkness that separated the Elsinore from the thunder-surfed iron coast he sought to find.


  • A woman in fantastic rags, with cheeks cavernously hollow and with narrow black eyes like burning gimlets, caught a glimpse of Hartman and me.

    Chapter 23: The People of the Abyss

  • An intimate, art deco space, with a polished mahogany counter and wood-panelled walls, offers visitors with sophisticated tastes an elegant, cool ambience in which to savour whisky sours, white Russians, black Russians, daiquiris and gimlets PI Philip Marlowe's favoured tipple.

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  • In marked contrast with his sunburned skin were his eyes -- blue, deep blue, but keen and sharp as a pair of gimlets.

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  • "We use the pickles for burgers at lunch, or for cocktails, instead of onions for gimlets."

    No Blood Spilled in This Top to Tail


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