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Wine-measure

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wine-measure an old English liquid measure, its gallon 5⁄6 of the gallon in beer-measure, containing 231 cubic inches—the standard United States gallon
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wín; Goth, wein, Ger. wein; all from L. vinum; cog. with Gr. oinos.

Usage

In literature:

The heavy measure had escaped from his hands, splashing the wine high upon the wall.
"Lay Morals and Other Papers" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He obtains a little measure of wine and gives the lad a portion of it very carefully.
"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens
Then he went to a cupboard and brought out a loaf of black bread and a measure of wine, and set them also on the table.
"Under the Red Robe" by Stanley Weyman
Their wines are so delicious that ten measures thereof are sold for an hundred talents of silver.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
From this soil, ruined by the tax-man, he takes a portion of its product, so much it, sheaves of wheat and so many measures of wine.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
Those who were honoured with an invitation to the royal table had their bread and wine measured out to them.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Do you think I babble like any young drunk with his first measure of wine?
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
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, Complete" by George Meredith
Keraunus desired his daughter to fetch him a cup of wine, but she mixed the juice of the grape with a judicious measure of water.
"The Emperor, Complete" by Georg Ebers
He closed the window, adjusted the blind again, and poured generous measures of port wine into two glasses.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
Now, the Crown appointed royal officers for the gauge of wines and measurement of cloths.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
He knew to the last pound of grapes how much wine there should be, how much beer to the last measure of hops.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
Wine and rice are measured by the ganta, which is equivalent to a quarter of a celemin in our measure.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803, Volume V., 1582-1583" by Various
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
We had a wager together and I've won six measures of wine from them.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
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
He had taken a bottle from a shelf and was measuring some dark liquid into a wine-glass.
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
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
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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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