Definitions

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  • n. Gin produced in Schiedam, a southern municipality of the Netherlands.

Etymologies

Short for Schiedam schnapps. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cyril's valises were all securely packed on the horses, and then went off, promising to send Captain Dave a runnet of the finest schiedam from the Dutch Admiral's ship.

    When London Burned : a Story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire

  • Mr. Hersebom brought out a bottle of "schiedam," which he had bought of

    The Waif of the "Cynthia"

  • Captain Fisher had kindly filled a small sack with bread, cheese, roasted beef, and a small jug of excellent schiedam.

    What I Saw in California

  • I have told you about their quiet family evenings with my uncle's pipe and schiedam, in which domino-parties of three were varied by the delightful treat of a symphony from one of the great masters, executed in a masterly style by a pretty little plump hand covered with pink dimples.

    French and Oriental Love in a Harem

  • We drank some schiedam and two sorts of dry curaƧoa.

    French and Oriental Love in a Harem

  • He got a spark on to a bit of punk, and then he blew at it, looking not unlike Aeolus as represented on those old Dutch charts that smell of schiedam and snuff, and give one mermaids and angels instead of soundings.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • And, Mr. Farfrae, as you provide so much, and houseroom, and all that, I'll do my part in the drinkables, and see to the rum and schiedam -- maybe a dozen jars will be sufficient?

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • Anyone could see that it was good old schiedam, for Tobias and his son nodded their heads and smacked their lips with pleasure.

    Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish, Greek, Belgian, Hungarian

  • What banquets, what carousals, with _sopies_ of the best schiedam, and long clay-pipes stuffed with the finest tobacco, when an exceptional haul of gold-dust or captives had come to hand!

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

  • Seeing which she built on it as cards are built: mixed a very little schiedam in the third spoonful, and a little beaten yoke of egg in the seventh.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

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