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Wine measure

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wine measure the measure by which wines and other spirits are sold, smaller than beer measure.
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Usage

In literature:

Having purchased a few small articles of grocery, and a measure of oil for the lamp, Miss Pross bethought herself of the wine they wanted.
"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens
He also sent him the same measure of wine.
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
He was quick to answer my summons, bringing me the frugal measure of bread and wine wherewith it was my custom to break my fast.
"The Suitors of Yvonne" by Raphael Sabatini
A man has two ten-quart vessels full of wine, and a five-quart and a four-quart measure.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Fill twelve jars with wine for me now, and pour twelve measures of barley-meal into well-sewn skins.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
Also, a Spanish general wine measure of 4-1/4 English gallons.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Digest or let stand ten days, then filter and add wine enough to preserve measure.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Ana quickly broke the neck of a bottle of the newly arrived wine and gave him a generous measure.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The heavy measure had escaped from his hands, splashing the wine high upon the wall.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
What you propose would be against our terms of a gold florin a month, and four measures of wine a-day.
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
After having partaken of some refreshment, the stranger desired a small measure of wine to be brought him.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. 9" by Various
It was splendid to feel so young and strong, to feel the wine in his veins, his pulse and his heart moving to this new measure!
"The Hillman" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Fielding, amiably measuring out glasses of wine for the three of us.
"The Wayfarers" by J. C. Snaith
Mrs. Berry was requested to drink some wine, which Ripton poured out for her, enabling Mrs. Berry thereby to measure his condition.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
A measure of wine for the gentlemen, Nannerl!
"Too Rich" by Adolph Streckfuss
Wolf gave him some scented wine and a cigarette with a curious taste, and while he smoked Kit heard the measured beat of the surf.
"Kit Musgrave's Luck" by Harold Bindloss
They had the assizes of bread and ale and wine and victuals and weights and measures.
"Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535" by Eileen Edna Power
He was said to consume daily one thousand oxen, one thousand head of game, and one thousand measures of wine.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
Like oil, it improves with age, and it is sold in the same manner by the common wine measure.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
Probably the wines were dispensed from casks in wine measures.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
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In poetry:

“Set nine stones by the wall for twain,
Red rose leaves will never make wine;
For the bed I take will measure ten,
The ways are sair fra’ the Till to the Tyne.
"The Sea-Swallows" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I then was wont strong beer and wine to swill,
As if no measure I in drinking knew,
And often my ungodly paunch wou'd fill,
'Till up again the nauseous load I threw.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
Hence, let me drain in fullest measure
Thy cup of pure Tyrolean wine!
To-day at least I hold thy treasure;
To-day with truth I call thee mine;
To-morrow's sun may never shine.
"My Garden" by John Lawson Stoddard
My own disposition to this one inclines,
But dreadful dyspepsia destroys all the pleasure
Of dinner, except it's well tinctured with wines
Which plan I adopt as a health-giving measure.
"Nothing To Eat" by Horatio Alger Jr
Other vessels hold wine, other vessels hold oil
inside the hollowed-out vault circumscribed by their clay.
I, as smaller measure, and as the slimmest of all,
humbly hollow myself so that just a few tears can fill me.
"Little Tear-Vase" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Nor let my heart forget a friend, or turn from daily toil,
Though scant the measured recompense, the mean, the wine, the oil;
Nor scorn the rugged way I came with hunger pressing hard,
Before I knew the narrow gate or feared the breaking-yard.
"Bronco Shod With Wings" by Henry Herbert Knibbs

In news:

Ostler's response: Fans' courage not measured by brie and wine.
A city of Denver panel ruled Monday that El Diablo Restaurant and Sketch Food & Wine at First Avenue and Broadway can reopen Tuesday pending resolution of a dispute over building safety measures.
In Spain, new austerity measures mean higher sales tax on everything from beer and wine to clothing and movie tickets.
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