Cellarer

Definitions

  • Cellarer Coating a Jar With Pitch
    Cellarer Coating a Jar With Pitch
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cellarer (Eccl) A steward or butler of a monastery or chapter; one who has charge of procuring and keeping the provisions.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'I got these easily from the cellar.'" "'I got these easily from the cellar.'"
This is the cellar of her home This is the cellar of her home
In an old Roman cellar In an old Roman cellar
RUINS OF A CELLAR, BELVIDERE RUINS OF A CELLAR, BELVIDERE

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When Mount Vesuvius erupted in in the year 79, over 2,000 citizens of Pompeii ran into their cellars to wait until everything had ended. Excavators found them still there 1,800 years later.
    • n cellarer An officer in a monastery who has the care of the cellar, or the charge of procuring and keeping the provisions; also, an officer in a chapter who has the care of the temporals, and particularly of the distribution of bread, wine, and money to canons on account of their attendance in the choir.
    • n cellarer Same as cellarman.
    • n cellarer One who keeps wine- or spirit-cellars; a spirit-dealer or winemerchant. Also cellarist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cellarer one who has charge of the cellar: an officer in a monastery who has the charge of procuring and keeping the provisions
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Quotations

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    “I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age. The next day, she locked me in the cellar.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. cellararius, equiv. to L. cellarius, steward: cf. F. cellérier,. See Cellar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. celier—L. cellariumcella.

Usage

In literature:

I'm not a lover of dark cellars, or of holes that may be cellars some day.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
There was another man standing at the edge of the cellar and looking down into it.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
The engine house is swept away and the cellar is filled with mud, so that the site is obliterated.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
On either side of the cellar were ranged a number of doors, all securely padlocked.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
One of my own early jobs was to clean the cellar.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Men and women were found living in cellars deep down under the ground.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
The cellars below Mother Toulouche's store were extensive, dark, and ill-smelling.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
The Girl Scout who lives in the country probably knows all about cellars for they are much needed there.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
And the host brought it up from a stone cellar that kept it deliciously cold.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He felt the cool, dank air of the cellar on his bare skin.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
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In poetry:

"Forgive these yells and cellar-flaps:
I'm always thrown in some such state
When on his face well-meaning chaps
This wretched man congratulate.
"An Unfortunate Likeness" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Ther wor fires i' ivvery range,
They nivver let th' harston get cooiled,
Throo th' cellar to th' thack they'd a change,
An ivverything all in a mooild.
"To Let" by John Hartley
So the church Christ was hit and buried
Under its rubbish and its rubble.
In cellars, packed-up saints long serried,
Well out of hearing of our trouble.
"Le Christianisme" by Wilfred Owen
O she took him to her father's cellar,
And gave to him the best of wine;
And every health she drank unto him
Was "I wish, Lord Bateman, as you was mine."
"The Loving Ballad Of Lord Bateman" by Andrew Lang
The hardest to steal is Rembrandt:
Stretch a hand out, there’s darkness —
The terror seizes you, his men don’t have bodies,
Just closed eyes in dark cellars.
"Paintings" by Marin Sorescu
THE wife just then, it seems, no servant kept;
More wine to get, she to the cellar stept.
But dreading ghosts, she Simonetta prayed;
To light her down, she was so much afraid.
"The Rhemese" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

A wine-cellar consultant can assist in sourcing old, rare, and collectible wines.
W e live in an old house with an unfinished stone cellar that maintains a year-round temperature of about 50 degrees.
Wine & dine in 100 yr old wine cellar .
Aaron's Wine Cellar & Piano Bar.
Complete details for Aaron's Wine Cellar & Piano Bar.
The wine cellar is coming along nicely.
We added an addition onto our house and that edition will enable us to build a wine cellar about 12 x 8 in our basement.
The wine cellar was a hot topic.
I received an e-mail from a reader who wanted to share his cellar story.
Curtis and Joseph called me within a day to provide me with an estimate on a wine cellar .
Spain's famed El Bulli restaurant to sell wine cellar.
Spain's elBulli restaurant to sell wine cellar.
Another natural-wine partisan, Descombes makes beautiful, cellar-worthy Morgons--if you can resist them in their youth.
Each menu highlights what's current for that week—from the restaurant's farm, greenhouse, and/or root cellar.
Loria, Samson: Moves meant to get Marlins out of cellar.
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