• WordNet 3.6
    • n cologne a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
    • n Cologne a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River; flourished during the 15th century as a member of the Hanseatic League
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Cologne Cathedral in 1820 From and old Print Cologne Cathedral in 1820 From and old Print
Stone-masons' marks, Cologne Cathedral Stone-masons' marks, Cologne Cathedral
Coat of Arms, Cologne Coat of Arms, Cologne
Font, St. Martin's, Cologne Font, St. Martin's, Cologne
St. Gérêon's, Cologne Facing St. Gérêon's, Cologne Facing

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Perfume contains ethyl alcohol and 25% fragrant oils. Cologne is cheaper to produce and to purchase because the oil content in cologne is only 3%. Cologne was named for the German city in which it was first produced. The original formula combined alcohol, lemon spirits, orange bitters and mint oil.
    • n Cologne A perfumed liquid, composed of alcohol and certain aromatic oils, used in the toilet; -- called also cologne water and eau de cologne.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pig vomit is used in perfume and cologne to hold the scent in
    • n cologne A perfumed spirit, first made on a large scale at Cologne in 1709 by Jean Farina, and still extensively produced there by persons bearing or assuming that name. It consists of spirits of wine treated with a few drops of different essential oils blended so as to yield a fine fragrant scent. Also called eau de Cologne and Cologne water.
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  • Josh Billings
    “Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.”
  • Heywood Broun
    “Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Originally made in Cologne, the French name of Köln, a city in Germany


In literature:

Every night we held meetings at the club in Cologne to discuss the situation.
"The Marx He Knew" by John Spargo
Soon afterwards it was discovered that the woman had set out for Cologne.
"Immortal Memories" by Clement Shorter
A huge feather almost rested on his shoulder, and the scent of eau-de-Cologne assailed his nostrils.
"Salthaven" by W. W. Jacobs
It was resolved among the Americans that we should all make a foot-excursion with knapsacks down the Rhine to Cologne.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
A heavy odor of cologne enveloped Dick.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
He still felt shut out from Paris, Cologne and England by the danger of the plague.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Take this eau de Cologne away.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
I have seen the choir of Cologne.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
As for Cologne, the best thing that could happen to it is to be burnt down.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The window was flung wide open, eau de Cologne liberally applied.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell

In poetry:

He snatched a bottle of Cologne,
And broke the neck between his hands;
He felt as if he was alone,
And mighty as a king’s commands.
"The Ballad Of A Barber" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
Whiskered cats arointed flee,
Sturdy stoppers keep from thee
Cologne distillations;
Nuts lie in thy path for stones,
And thy feast-day macaroons
Turn to daily rations!
"To Flush, My Dog" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
At all events, whate'er his race,
The pretty girl who owned him
Caressed his unattractive face
And petted and cologned him,
While, watching her with mournful eye,
A patient ass stood silent by.
"The Pampered Lapdog And The Misguided Ass" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Thus spake the three kings of Cologne,
That gave their gifts, and went their way;
And now kneel I in prayer hard by
The cradle of the Child to-day;
Nor crown, nor robe, nor spice I bring
As offering unto Christ, my King.
"The Three Kings Of Cologne" by Eugene Field
From out Cologne there came three kings
To worship Jesus Christ, their King.
To Him they sought fine herbs they brought,
And many a beauteous golden thing;
They brought their gifts to Bethlehem town,
And in that manger set them down.
"The Three Kings Of Cologne" by Eugene Field
"By me bloody yards and me slippery plank,
What is the scent from yon vessel blown?"
"That," quoth the bo's'n, Terrible Hank,
"Is washing powder and eau de cologne."
"Heave-ho, mateys," said Dan, "and away!
I risk no battles on washing day."
"The Battle of Clothesline Bay" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

COLOGNE, Germany – Tom Fontana 's papal period drama Borgia has converted unbelievers in Italy and killed them in France.
A bottle of Polo, one of George Friedman 's best-known colognes.
Jose Paolo Guerrero's late strike was enough to give Hamburger SV a 1-0 win at Cologne and overtake the home side for 10th place in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
They invited other designers to submit a rendering of the phrase in any medium for a gallery show at Plattforms Cologne.
Newtown resident Vinay Ramesh won the Boys 15-19 Division at the International Junior Golf Tour's Kentwool Socks Junior event at Ron Jaworski's Blue Heron Pines Golf Course in Cologne, N.J.
Bruce Springsteen plays a little ' Honky Tonk Women' in Cologne, Germany on Sunday.
Metallica on stage in Cologne, Germany.
Conductor Peter Bay and violinist Michael Ludwig lead the way through a musical pastiche gypsies, flamenco, tango then on to the pastures of Germany and the Cathedral of Cologne as "described" in Schumann's Rhenisch Symphony.
(International sales: the Match Factory, Cologne.
Kayaker Who Died Was With National Whitewater Organization, Toxic Perfumes and Colognes.
LEGO has recently opened three new retail stores in Cologne, Milton Keynes, and Moscow.
Nicklaus , age 83, of Cologne, Minn.
Twelve lucky Country Weekly readers will win a gift set of Stetson Original cologne and aftershave.
Germany ( Pictured : Cologne Cathedral) #8 Germany.
And to toss aside the cologne and let pheromones take charge.

In science:

The group of Prof. M. J¨unger, at the University of Cologne, has generously made available to the public a server which calculates exact ground states of the Ising spin glass in two dimensions with periodic boundary conditions using a Branch and Cut algorithm.
Computer Science in Physics
Zirnbauer for the kind hospitality extended to him during his months in Cologne and for his interest in this work.
A few remarks on Colour-Flavour Transformations,truncations of random unitary matrices, Berezin reproducing kernels and Selberg type integrals
Sch ¨onhuth, “On analytic properties of entropy rate” , 2006, technical report, ZAIK, University of Cologne. the ide nti fiability problem 28. A.
On analytic properties of entropy rate
Space by itself and time by itself are to sink fully into shadows and only a kind of union of the two should yet preserve autonomy” - to quote Minkowski from his famous Cologne lecture in 1908.
Zeno meets modern science
Puetzfeld, Ph.d. diss., University of Cologne (2003).
Testing and selection of cosmological models with $(1+z)^6$ corrections