• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wine-vault a vaulted wine-cellar:
    • Wine-vault (pl.) a place where wine is tasted or drunk
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wín; Goth, wein, Ger. wein; all from L. vinum; cog. with Gr. oinos.


In literature:

Sometimes he stared into his wine, sometimes into vacancy, sometimes at the vaulted ceiling above.
"In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete" by Georg Ebers
A thousand a year, besides the rent of the wine-vaults below the chapel.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
She was not ignorant of the price of hay, and knew to a cask how much wine was stored in the vault beneath the old chapel.
"The Last Hope" by Henry Seton Merriman
There were immense wine-vaults in the town.
"With Moore at Corunna" by G. A. Henty
Neenah led them through the wine cellars and down into the vaults beyond the dungeons.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
It is so long since I have heard such words that they come to me like wine from a cool vault.
"Kate Bonnet" by Frank R. Stockton
Wine vaults, I believe, are sometimes cooled by air currents forced through a cold water spray.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 633, February 18, 1888" by Various
The court is dark, but there is a lamp burning all day; go farther in, there are wine-vaults.
"Sunrise" by William Black
The search for "Gendarmes" was not long to make, but the one for the vault was stopped only when they had found the wine cellar.
"The Insurrection in Paris" by An Englishman: Davy
And call the oyster-woman, and the man at the wine-vaults, to help you!
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 2 of 6" by Eugène Sue
At least we have a capacious refectory and inexhaustible wine vaults to prove what fine banquets they had in the Middle Ages.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
There would be strong cordial wine in the vault, I knew; and a cordial she needed instantly.
"Idonia: A Romance of Old London" by Arthur F. Wallis
I resolved to become a wine-vault keeper, and I looked around to see where such premises were to let.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
It was, after all, only a wine vault that he had taken so much pains to conceal.
"The Gold Brick" by Ann S. Stephens
The great wine-vaults of Bembibre proved more fatal than the sword of the enemy.
"Joseph Bonaparte" by John S. C. Abbott
I took the man down to the wine-cellar and locked him in one of the vaults.
"Final Proof" by R. Ottolengui
As a matter of fact, the wine vaults of Mr. F., a wine merchant doing business the next door, extended under Mme.
"Telepathy and the Subliminal Self" by R. Osgood Mason
In the rear were the vaults, in which were many hogsheads full of wine made from the grapes grown on the place.
"Yankee Girls in Zulu Land" by Louise Vescelius-Sheldon
The wine-vaults and cellars are built beneath, while the bedrooms occur above.
"British Castles" by Charles H. Ashdown

In poetry:

He gone, the living would not stay;
But took, like him, a different way.
The whole to one delusion turn'd,
And Al. in his dull wine-vault mourn'd.
"Receipt To Make A Priest" by William Hutton
In vain for me the festal hall
Displays the wine-cup's blushing hue;
And music's swell, or faint, low fall,
Echoes, the vaulted chamber through:
Alike from song, and revelry,
I sorrowing turn me,—silently!
"The Lover’s Song" by Eliza Acton
Other vessels hold wine, other vessels hold oil
inside the hollowed-out vault circumscribed by their clay.
I, as smaller measure, and as the slimmest of all,
humbly hollow myself so that just a few tears can fill me.
"Little Tear-Vase" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

Today's Vault track 'Oowatanite' from April Wine stands out from the band's other work simply because their usual singer, Myles Goodwyn, doesn't sing on it.
Wine and cheese in the vault.
Sangria Saturday's at the Wine Vault .
For a lunch of expertly selected cheeses and cured meats, stop at La Vena di Vino , a no-frills wine bar with barrel-vaulted cellars.