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  • n. Plural form of holland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Gin made in Holland.
  • n. See Holland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Gin made in Holland or like that made in Holland. See gin and schnapps.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. gin made in the Netherlands


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  • Compare Geert Wilder's speech to the Dutch parliament (www. with this speech given by Adolf Hitler in 1922 (www. html), well before the Holocaust became a concrete idea.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Moreover, but two months before had gone from London Captain Hare in the bark Minion, for Brazil, and a company of adventurers with him, with Sheffield hardware, and “Devonshire and Northern kersies,” hollands and “Manchester cottons,” for there was a great opening for English goods by the help of one John Whithall, who had married a Spanish heiress, and had an ingenio and slaves in

    Westward Ho!

  • Brown hollands covered his library-table, and bills and letters lay on the mantelpiece, grimly awaiting the return of their owner.

    The History of Pendennis

  • We were made to pass through Gothic dining-rooms, where there was now no hospitality, — Gothic drawing-rooms shrouded in brown hollands, to one little room at the end of the dusky suite, where Lady Clara sate alone, or in the company of the nurses and children.

    The Newcomes

  • There are some chapels in London, where, the function over, one almost expects to see the sextons put brown hollands over the pews and galleries, as they do at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden.

    The Newcomes

  • The guests departed, the lodge-gates shut; all is mystery: — darkness with one pair of wax candles blinking dismally in a solitary chamber; all the rest dreary vistas of brown hollands, rolled Turkey carpets, gaunt ancestors on the walls scowling out of the twilight blank.

    The Newcomes

  • There is nothing like good hollands, when a man becomes too sensitive.

    Lorna Doone

  • And thereupon be mixed himself another glass of hollands with lemon and hot water, yet pouring it very delicately.

    Lorna Doone

  • The keg was broached, and a good brown basin of double hollands was brimming at the lips of the Warlock Fisher.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 286, December 8, 1827

  • The fisher could not avoid placing his hand before his eyes once or twice, as if wishful to avoid the keen gaze of the stranger, who still plied the fire with fuel and his host with hollands.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 286, December 8, 1827


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