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  • n. Alternative spelling of vermouth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A liqueur made of white wine, absinthe, and various aromatic drugs, used to excite the appetite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sort of mild cordial consisting of white wine flavored with wormwood and other ingredients.


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  • When he felt hungry, he went into the dining-room, took a biscuit or two, and a glass of vermuth.

    Stories by English Authors: the Sea

  • Then comes the dessert -- an iced cream, cakes, nuts, raisins, cheese, and coffee with brandy, and then cigars and vermuth or some cordial.

    As A Chinaman Saw Us Passages from his Letters to a Friend at Home

  • In the saloon bar of an adjacent public-house, Freddy unburdened himself fully and frankly while he sipped the mixed vermuth.

    The Grell Mystery

  • As the clear atmosphere of the valley became darkened by the shadows of the night, and the colours of the hills faded into an uniform black, the groups would gather round the various mess tents, and with vermuth, cigarettes and conversation pass away the pleasant half-hour before dinner and "sniping" began.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force An Episode of Frontier War

  • Taking a jolt of "chandu" in a Limehouse room is about as exciting as taking a mixed vermuth at the Leicester Lounge.

    Nights in London

  • Bronx is mixed and the Martini shimmers in the first rays of the electric light, then I humanize and harmonize, For me gin is a tonic, rum a restorative, vermuth a balm.

    The Auction Block

  • Mixed vermuth for me; but Tommy must have a very small one: she gets drunk on nothing.

    Simon Called Peter

  • Peter watched with a smile on his face and a curious medley of feelings, while the Lieutenant explained, that they could not stop to lunch, that they would take three mixed vermuth, and that he would come and help her get them.

    Simon Called Peter

  • You taught me the ingredients once -- three dashes orange bitters; two dashes acid phosphate; half a jigger of whisky; half a jigger of Italian vermuth.

    The Port of Missing Men

  • Some one had given her a glass of mixed absinthe, vermuth, and rum, and with confidence in the giver she had tossed it down.

    White Shadows in the South Seas


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