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- n. Obsolete form of sherry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sherry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sherry.
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The Lorelei is my sherris ; Ibibio shall not want.
Hereof comes it that Prince Harry is valiant; for the cold blood he did naturally inherit of his father, he hath, like lean, sterile and bare land, manured, husbanded and tilled with excellent endeavour of drinking good and good store of fertile sherris, that he is become very hot and valiant.
A good sherris sack hath a two-fold operation in it.
Many of the games and ceremonials of Christmas have entirely disappeared, and, like the sherris sack of old Falstaff, are become matters of speculation and dispute among commentators.
He was dressed formally: high-collared, open-necked shirt of sherris-silk, stiff with silver embroidery at the cuffs and neck-band; white velvet, square-necked tunic banded with silver bullion at hem and neck, skintight sherris-silk leggings and equally tight silver-encrusted boots to display his fine legs to best advantage.
Falstaff calls it _sherris sack_, and also _sherris_ only, using in fact both names indiscriminately
Twill tell thee -- the cavaliers drink lustily, and of claret and sherris with spice, whereas, it is true, the elect chiefly do affect ale.
And then, why, I've a few bottles of Geldino's sherris that -- that I'll not open save on the rarest occasion.
She touched his shoulder lightly and added: "If my father calls for wine, later -- later, mind you, we'll have the sherris, Geldino's own."
And in Geldino's sherris, opened by Marmaduke Bass, Lindley only repeated a former toast, offered in the same place; for, with laughing eyes on Judith's, he said: