Curious to learn more about this weediest of wines, I recently spoke with a California vintner who makes it on the side.
"The vintner affirms to sundry fantastic shapes of imps and spectres in company with the woman of Warrington," said Dauntrees.
This brought them out of the crowd, which was pouring from the street into the vintner's cellars.
The instant he saw the intruder the vintner snatched a pistol from the drawer in the table and leveled it at Carmichael.
Whether he was the son of a vintner or a joiner is a moot point.
Gretchen colored and the vintner flushed, the one with dismay and the other with anger.
Consider what happens in the case of such words as vintner, lampman.
The vintner, active as a cat, saw Carmichael coming on a run.
I will draw the vintner to the stoop, and when he runs low, tilt him.
Of the vintner he thought: "The hot-headed young fool, to risk his life like that!"
"wine merchant," early 15c., alteration of vinter (c.1300), from Anglo-French vineter, Old French vinetier, from Medieval Latin vinetarius "a wine dealer," from Latin vinetum "vineyard," from vinum "wine" (see vine).