Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A beverage made with water, sugar, lemon-rinds, ginger, yeast, raisins, etc., and frequently fortified with whisky or brandy.

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Examples

  • I had been given home-brewed wine, and thinking it as harmless as the raisin-wine or ginger-wine of Ireland or England, had drunk incautiously, and it had gone to my head.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • Tongue, and nuts, and apples, and oranges, and candied fruits, and ginger-wine in tiny glasses that Noël said were fairy goblets.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • Mrs Widger, taking from one of her store-places a bottle of green ginger-wine and another of fearful and wonderful 'Invalid Port' which, as she remarked, 'ain't so strengthening as the port what gentry has.'

    A Poor Man's House

  • Tony added hot water to his ginger-wine, lay back in the courting chair, plumped his feet on Mrs Widger's lap, and sang some more of those sea songs that have such melancholy windy tunes and yet most curiously stimulate one to action.

    A Poor Man's House

  • They'll make a party of it, and Mrs Willets will give them each a weeny glass of ginger-wine.

    The Ffolliots of Redmarley

  • And, oh, Tavy, would you like some pound-cake and ginger-wine, dear? '

    The Magic World

  • Tongue, and nuts, and apples, and oranges, and candied fruits, and ginger-wine in tiny glasses that Noël said were fairy goblets.

    New Treasure Seekers or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune

  • However horrible these dungeons may have been, it is certain that they were paid for, and that far too heavily for the taste of session 1823-4, which found enough calls upon its purse for porter and toasted cheese at Ambrose's, or cranberry tarts and ginger-wine at Doull's.

    Lay Morals

  • We praised their forethought loudly at the sight of an extra bottle of champagne, with two bottles of ginger-wine, two of currant, two of raisin, four pint bottles of ale, six of ginger-beer, a Dutch cheese, a heap of tarts, three sally-lunns, and four shillingsworth of toffy.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Complete

  • Those boys who chose ginger-wine had it, and drank, despised.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Complete

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