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wine press

[wahyn pres] /ˈwaɪn ˌprɛs/
a machine in which the juice from grapes is pressed for wine.
Sometimes, wine presser.
Origin of wine press
First recorded in 1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He hath trodden the wine-press alone, of the people there was none with him.

    Gathering Jewels James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
  • A wine-press had been erected, and grapes were gathered and brought to it.

    Nero Jacob Abbott
  • Behind the house was the wine-press where the wine was made.

    Dreams Olive Schreiner
  • August, with his feet in the wine-press, gathers the grapes.

  • His days were as monotonous as those of the blinded ass set to turn the wine-press.

    The Waters of Edera Louise de la Rame, a.k.a. Ouida
  • Here again, were the reaper, and the joyous treaders of the wine-press.

  • But our High Priest sufficeth, and hath trodden the wine-press alone.

    Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt
  • And so it is a blessing for God to give the fruit of the wine-press to his children?

  • Have I no been bruised as in a wine-press, and cast oot wi' hissing and scorning into waste places?'

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The colour of my doctor's gown—I have trodden the wine-press alone.

    All Men are Ghosts L. P. Jacks

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