spirits of wine

Origin of spirits of wine

First recorded in 1745–55

Words Nearby spirits of wine

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How to use spirits of wine in a sentence

  • For dessert they had coffee, which the Doctor brewed himself in a French coffee-pot over spirits-of-wine.

    The Field of Ice | Jules Verne
  • While the actors and fiddlers were going on, most of the spirits-of-wine lamps on altars went out.

    The Second Funeral of Napoleon | William Makepeace Thackeray (AKA "Michael Angelo Titmarch")
  • Spirits-of-wine is among the few things that can always be got of satisfactory quality and at moderate cost in every foreign port.

    Yachting Vol. 1 | Various.

British Dictionary definitions for spirits of wine

spirits of wine

  1. (functioning as singular or plural) another name for alcohol (def. 1)

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