Amontillado

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Amontillado pale medium-dry sherry from Spain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amontillado A dry kind of cherry, of a light color.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amontillado A name given to sherry which has little sweetness, and is light in color and body rather than dark and rich. See sherry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Amontillado a-mon-til-yä′do a dry or little sweet kind of sherry of a light colour and body.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.

Usage

In literature:

But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts.
"First Gutenberg Collection of Edgar Allan Poe" by Edgar Allan Poe
Never can I say that my case is desperate while you can swallow your chicken-broth and sip your Amontillado sherry.
"A Rogue's Life" by Wilkie Collins
It's like Spiers and Ponds' Amontillado!
"The Ebb-Tide A Trio And Quartette" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyde Osbourne
But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 2 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
So with the theme of revenge in "The Cask of Amontillado," the theme of mysterious intrigue in "The Assignation.
"The American Spirit in Literature," by Bliss Perry
Let us try the Amontillado.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
Mascola shoved the wallet again into his pocket and hastily removed his bottle of Amontillado.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
It's like Spiers and Pond's Amontillado!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Amontillado is of a straw colour only, more or less shaded according to the age it possesses.
"Notes and Queries, Number 238, May 20, 1854" by Various
No, not the Amontillado, the Chateau Margaux, please; one can't drink hot dry wines such a night as this.
"Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories" by Ouida
A fire was lighted in a stove and cakes were served, with some excellent Amontillado wine, which I think saved my life.
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
Before serving add a glass of dry amontillado.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
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In news:

Larry Horricks/Amontillado Productions John Cusack and Samuel Hazeldine in "The Raven".
Larry Horricks/Amontillado Productions John Cusack and Samuel Hazeldine in "The Raven ".
Audiences should appreciate the gruesome reenactments of Poe's classics - including "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Cask of Amontillado" and "Hop-Frog" - layed out on screen.
1 ounce Sandeman Character medium dry amontillado sherry.
If I could write a scary story as perfect as Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," I could die happy.
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