Vichy water

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Vichy water sparkling mineral water from springs at Vichy, France or water similar to it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Vichy water A mineral water found at Vichy, France. It is essentially an effervescent aqueous solution of sodium, calcium, and magnesium carbonates, with sodium and potassium chlorides; also, by extension, any artificial or natural water resembling in composition the Vichy water proper. Called also, colloquially, Vichy.
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Usage

In literature:

Meanwhile, the count went to take the waters at Vichy.
"The Countess of Saint Geran" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Meanwhile, the count went to take the waters at Vichy.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Now I know why that Vichy water has been lying on my stomach.
"Swann's Way" by Marcel Proust
He had passed a winter at Pau, a summer at Vichy, where the waters had done him good.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Are people's tastes apt to become Vichy-ated by the excessive use of certain mineral waters?
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 5, April 30, 1870" by Various
Drink more Vichy water and less brandy.
"Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 34, November 19, 1870" by Various
Vichy was more efficacious than Carlsbad water.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883" by Various
Only natural waters, such as Vichy, Apollinaris with half milk or the like are to be used.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
Count d'Aranda is not yet returned from the waters of Vichy.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
If vomiting continues the milk may diluted with lime water or vichy water.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Sir Lionel had been unwell, and the waters of Vichy had been recommended.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
To the man's astonishment, he was ordered to carry brandy and Vichy water to the bedroom immediately.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Fill glass with carbonated water, Vichy, White Rock, Apollinaris, etc.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
It may be diluted with Vichy or plain soda water.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
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