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wine press

[wahyn pres] /ˈwaɪn ˌprɛs/
noun
1.
a machine in which the juice from grapes is pressed for wine.
Sometimes, wine presser.
Origin of wine press
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30
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  • They are picking grapes and working a wine press and selling wine.

  • Although all twelve are fine, that devoted to the allegory of the wine press is easily the best.

    Stained Glass Tours in France

    Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  • As an indication of the interest felt in allegory by the later men we must invite attention to the so-called “wine press” window.

    Stained Glass Tours in France

    Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  • Among the finest windows is the fifth on the right, which represents the allegory of the wine press.

    Stained Glass Tours in France

    Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  • Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press when he was drafted for the campaign that was to break the power of the Midianites.

    The Bible and Life Edwin Holt Hughes
  • He went to very considerable expense in this enterprise, having constructed vaults of a wine press.

  • The wine press furnished a small, flat place where the little wheat they had could be threshed in secret.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • Therefore, to the Orientals the wine press is ma'sara (squeezing place).

    The Syrian Christ Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
  • Our natures are like grapes in the wine press: they must be pressed to the uttermost before they will give forth all their virtue.

    Vassall Morton Francis Parkman
  • A balmy scent crept through the room, of wild thyme, of herbs, of asphodel and the muscadine of the wine press.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale

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