Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spirituous liquor distilled from the fermented juice of the peach.

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Examples

  • He does not reserve from the reader's knowledge such of his exploits as stealing the chaplain's whiskey, and drinking the peach-brandy of the simple old woman who supposed she was offering it to General Lee.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866

  • They refused, and finding them quite obdurate she toddled into the little room where Julia had been doing the shrimps, to come back again, bearing a large bladder-covered bottle of peach-brandy.

    The Good Comrade

  • She spoke decidedly, and turned about quickly; as she did so, she caught sight of the bottle of peach-brandy in the grass.

    The Good Comrade

  • "And, oh," Julia looked back to say as she remembered it, "don't forget that last lot of peach-brandy we made, it was not properly tied down; you ought to look at the covers some time this week."

    The Good Comrade

  • He was a Virginian, he declared; and, to prove the statement, he referred all the festively inclined young men of Hillsborough to a barrel of peach-brandy in one of his covered wagons.

    Southern Prose and Poetry for Schools

  • Major Frampton might or might not have been born in the Old Dominion -- that was a matter for consideration and inquiry -- but there could be no question as to the mellow pungency of the peach-brandy.

    Southern Prose and Poetry for Schools

  • He looked on the young men who had shown their readiness to test his peach-brandy, as overgrown country boys who needed to be introduced to some of the arts and sciences he had at his command.

    Southern Prose and Poetry for Schools

  • Also she took tinder, a bottle of peach-brandy, a blanket, mealies in a small bag, wherewith to bait the horses in case of need, and some other things which she thought might be necessary.

    Swallow: a tale of the great trek

  • At the last moment, indeed, Jan, whose head was still buzzing with the peach-brandy, insisted upon giving Ralph the great

    Swallow: a tale of the great trek

  • Hollands and the peach-brandy had got the better of his reason and his manners.

    Swallow: a tale of the great trek

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