Not but that she was always handsomely dressed, as Mrs. demijohn was very well aware.
"I—that demijohn that you took last night," began the Briton nervously.
My father was a professed Christian, so also was my grandfather, yet each of them kept a demijohn of whisky in the house.
A simple tank can be made from a large water bottle or demijohn.
He rolled a dirty bundle out of the way and pulled a demijohn toward him.
The demijohn was introduced, and all paid their respects to it.
The flavour will be much improved by cracking the stones, and putting them into the demijohn before you pour on the liquid.
The man with the demijohn gave a curious hop, skip and jump.
He reached resolutely for the demijohn and took a hearty drink whereat Virginia sat down with a sigh.
He lifted the demijohn of whiskey from the table and shook it.
1769, partial translation and word-play from French damejeanne (late 17c.) "Lady Jane," term used for large globular wicker-wrapped bottle, perhaps because its shape suggested a stout woman in the costume of the period. A general Mediterranean word, with forms found in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Arabic.