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  • noun Plural form of zakouska.

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Examples

  • By all accounts he behaved disgraceffilly, setting her up in one of the town houses while he caroused in the other with teenage peasant girls from his estate, only emerging occasionally from his bedroom to pick at a table covered with zakouski, pickled herrings, salted cucumbers, and the like, in order to renew his Ming powers for further onslaughts on his victims, whom he preferred to enjoy two or three at a time.

    An Autobiography

  • A _table d'hôte_ of four courses was promised us, including the preliminary _zakouski_ and the supplementary coffee, -- all for sixty _copéks_, which is about forty-five cents.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

  • The _zakouski_ is an arrangement peculiar to Northern countries, and readily adopted by foreigners.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

  • There were all sorts of _zakouski_, stuffed tomatoes and cucumbers and queer little fishes in oil, and pickled sturgeon and mushrooms, and salads and caviar, and there was _kvass_ to drink, -- deep red, -- and a champagne cup served in a teapot, and cigarettes all through the meal.

    Trapped in 'Black Russia' Letters June-November 1915

  • In half an hour our friend returned, and with him entered the zakouski.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • He had given all the necessary orders, he said, and would step out and secure a box in the theatre before the _zakouski_ was served.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • _zakouski_ and liqueur, pushed his broth away to listen undisturbed; and the footmen, with a change of plates, stole about the room on tiptoe.

    The Genius

  • _zakouski_ and sweets that had been consumed steadily since _déjeuner_.

    The Genius

  • _zakouski_ on board the Valamo, and to which our valiant captain addressed himself, after first bowing and crossing himself towards the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

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