absinth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n absinth strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Absinth A strong spirituous liqueur made from wormwood and brandy or alcohol. "Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder."
    • Absinth The plant absinthium or common wormwood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n absinth Wormwood. See absinthium.
    • n absinth Absinthe (which see).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Absinth ab′sinth spirit combined with extract of wormwood
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. absinthe,. See Absinthium
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. absinthium, wormwood—Gr.

Usage

In literature:

You were only bored, and the show only became endurable after you had swallowed various absinthes, vermuths, and other rot-gut.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
It's absinthe ye need, my buck.
"Waring's Peril" by Charles King
In England Wormwood has almost fallen into complete disuse; but in France it is largely used in the shape of Absinthe.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
But Paragot only smiled, and sipped his absinthe.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
With the exception of absinthe and considerable brandy, their drinking occupies a middle ground.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
A drinking place every two doors, with tables out on the sidewalks, and absinthe in big glassfuls!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The man grasped the proffered glass and swallowed, choking, the absinthe.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Four or five rough-looking men were lounging about, gossiping over their absinthe or aperatif.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
But his heart was bitter as absinthe.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
At a corner, he wheeled abruptly into one of these last, and, seating himself at a small table, called for an absinthe.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
No doubt it was the absinthe.
"A Diplomatic Adventure" by S. Weir Mitchell
It will go so far at least toward paying for his absinthe.
"The Real Latin Quarter" by F. Berkeley Smith
Let it be taken here as absinthe, appetizingly.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
Two splendid emeralds trembled, green as drops of absinthe, in the rosy lobes of her small, fine ears.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
I had to take a couple of absinthes before I could get myself together.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
But from shoulder to shoulder, from breast to girdle, was a cuirass of gems, flecked with absinthe and oscillant with flame.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
A dash of absinthe in mine, if you please, waiter.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
These are not poisons, but gin and absinthe are poisons, madness poured out from a bottle!
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
He finished his absinthe, flung aside his cigarette, and strolled leisurely out upon the deck.
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
And be sure you make it with genuine absinthe.
"The Star Lord" by Boyd Ellanby
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In poetry:

Rare Absinthe! Oh, it gives me strength
To write and write; and so I spend
Day after day, until at length
With joy and pain I'll write The End:
Then let this carcase rot; I give
The world my Book — my Book will live.
"My Book" by Robert W Service

In news:

Moulin Rouge, taking its name from the fin de siecle Paris nightclub that popularized the cancan and absinthe-soaked decadence, is a gorgeous folly.
John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer Parallax in Tremont not only does Happy Hour, it also serves absinthe.
Talking ' Peepshow ' and 'Absinthe' with Angel Porrino.
After dark, the specialty Cognacs and absinthe flow.
Absinthe's newest snowboard film to be shown tonight at Centennial Hall.
The snowboarding film " Resonance " is making the rounds across the country's art house theaters as part of Absinthe Films' Sphere of Influence Tour, which teams with local, environmentally based nonprofits.
The sazerac , a classic New Orleans cocktail made with rye, bitters, sugar, and absinthe, is one of our favorite sipping drinks.
A few drops Herbsaint or Absinthe.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Herbsaint, the local Sazerac Company dug into its archives for the original recipe and recreated the absinthe substitute first sold in 1934.
The eatery is located among the teeming culinary sensibilities of Hayes Valley a block or two from Absinthe, Vicolo, Jardinière, and the Hayes Street Grill.
Absinthe plays a large role at the restaurant, which carries more than 40 different types.
One can order absinthe a la turn-of-the-century France and get it in a glass topped with a sugar cube and a slow, watery drip.
Southeast Portland's Otto, absinthe at Northeast Portland's Acadia .
If you don't know Real Snow 2012 competitor and Absinthe Films double ender-part holder Bode Merrill, you're not paying attention.
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, San Francisco.
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