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  • n. muscatel

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See muscatel, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sweet wine: same as muscat, 2.
  • n. The grapes collectively which produce this wine. See Malaga grape, under Malaga.
  • n. A kind of pear.

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

  • n. wine from muscat grapes


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  • “And now, Sir John de Walton,” he said, “methinks you are a little churlish in not ordering me some breakfast, after I have been all night engaged in your affairs; and a cup of muscadel would, I think, be no bad induction to a full consideration of this perplexed matter.”

    Castle Dangerous

  • Some years, muscadel faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail, sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

    Archive 2003-12-01

  • I brought with me from Constantinople (being by the marchants aduised so to doe) pleasant fruits, muscadel wine, and delicate bisket bread to present vnto the gouernours of Soldaia, to the end I might obtain free passage: because they looke fauorablie vpon no man which commeth with an emptie hand.

    The iournal of frier William de Rubruquis a French man of the order of the minorite friers, vnto the East parts of the worlde. An. Dom. 1253.

  • On second thought, don't have a glass of muscadel; you've been drinking burnt sack.

    In the Garden of Iden

  • It was his custom to wash the tobacco in muscadel and grains, and to keep it moist by wrapping it in greased leather, and oiled rags, or by burying it in gravel.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • Ben Jonson has let us into some of their secrets of adulteration -- the treatment of the leaf with oil and the lees of sack, the increase of its weight by other artificial additions to its moisture, washing it in muscadel and grains, keeping it in greased leather and oiled rags buried in gravel under ground, and by like devices.

    The Social History of Smoking

  • Mr. Simpson, with a hand that still shook so violently that he could hardly hold his glass, lifted and drank off a cup of muscadel.

    Come Rack! Come Rope!

  • Then, when the doors were flung open and the troop of servants came in to their supper, Mr. Audrey blessed himself, and for them, too; and they went out by a door behind into the wainscoted parlour, where the new stove from London stood, and where the conserves and muscadel awaited them.

    Come Rack! Come Rope!

  • Only, as the two knew, there still sat in silence within the little wainscoted parlour, with his head on his hand and a glass of muscadel beside him -- he of whom they thought -- the father of one and the friend and host of the other ....

    Come Rack! Come Rope!

  • They were very wary and difficult to ensnare, for they rested only for a second at a time upon the fragrant muscadel grapes before fluttering away over the wall.

    The Story of a Child


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  • One doesn't immediately think "pear", does one?

    January 4, 2012

  • Sometimes muscadel faces down frost -- Sheenagh Pugh.

    July 17, 2008