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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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  • Must I plough always a solitary furrow, and tread the winepress alone?

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    Logan Pearsall Smith
  • She trod that winepress alone; and of the peoples there were none to help her.

    Lord Kitchener G. K. Chesterton
  • He trod the winepress alone, and of the people there was none with him.

    The Bible and Life Edwin Holt Hughes
  • Unhappily there is a break in my winepress, and all the labourers are in the vineyard.

    The Queen Pedauque Anatole France
  • In Canada no wine was made, so the seigneur's winepress did not exist.

  • He trod the winepress alone, and must I, His unworthy servant, expect to escape?

    The Fourth Watch H. A. Cody
  • "I have trodden the winepress alone," he softly whispered as into his face came a new light of peace and strength.

    The Fourth Watch H. A. Cody
  • The naked body of the Crucified lay in the winepress, blood flowing from His wounds.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
  • In northern France we are in the dividing zone between the land of the winepress and the land of the brewhouse.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony William Stearns Davis
  • There the labour of the vintagers never ceased, and the winepress overflowed without end.

British Dictionary definitions for winepress

winepress

/ˈwaɪnˌprɛs/
noun
1.
any equipment used for squeezing the juice from grapes in order to make wine
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