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mirabelle

[mir-uh-bel, mir-uh-bel] /ˌmɪr əˈbɛl, ˈmɪr əˌbɛl/
noun
1.
a dry, white plum brandy from Alsace.
Origin of mirabelle
1700-1710
1700-10; < French; Middle French mirabolan myrobalan, by folk etymology
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  • mirabelle was tact-proof; you might as well try subtle diplomacy on a locomotive.

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  • Mr. Mix was fresh from an interview with Miss mirabelle Starkweather.

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  • mirabelle was blinded by her own visionings, and deafened by her own eloquence.

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  • Perhaps it 99 would be wise to explain to mirabelle that he had once been a sinner.

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  • mirabelle sat primly erect, but her voice had an unusual overtone.

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  • Mr. Mix sneezed again, and stooped to kiss her cheek, but mirabelle avoided him.

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  • On the same evening, he read the masterpiece to mirabelle with finished emphasis.

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  • mirabelle went over to her desk, and searched the pigeon-holes.

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  • mirabelle had persisted in keeping the wedding-journey a surprise from him.

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  • It was his own demand note, payable to John Starkweather and endorsed by him to mirabelle.

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British Dictionary definitions for mirabelle

mirabelle

/ˈmɪrəˌbɛl/
noun
1.
a small sweet yellow-orange fruit that is a variety of greengage
2.
a liqueur distilled from this
Word Origin
C18: from French
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