Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A vessel for holding wine, made of the nearly complete skin of a goat, hog, or other quadruped, with the openings of the legs, neck, etc., secured.

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Examples

  • “What! you have been dining with the Teutonic wine-skin!” said the monarch.

    The Talisman

  • No day will I be thralled to wine-skin cooled by breeze261

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But how does a god like being housed in a wine-skin?

    The Cyclops

  • Ah yes! in vain; but still I could not bear to leave him thus; and so I added this to my journey that I sought his grave, and, falling thereupon, wept o'er its desolation; then did I open the wine-skin, my gift to thy guests, and poured a libation, and set myrtle-sprigs round the tomb.

    Electra

  • I hate the wine-skin, but the liquor we have here I love.

    The Cyclops

  • I hate the wine-skin, but the liquor we have here I love.

    The Cyclops

  • Come, stranger, bring the wine-skin hither and hand it over to me.

    The Cyclops

  • Ah yes! in vain; but still I could not bear to leave him thus; and so I added this to my journey that I sought his grave, and, falling thereupon, wept o'er its desolation; then did I open the wine-skin, my gift to thy guests, and poured a libation, and set myrtle-sprigs round the tomb.

    Electra

  • But how does a god like being housed in a wine-skin?

    The Cyclops

  • Come, stranger, bring the wine-skin hither and hand it over to me.

    The Cyclops

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