brandy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brandy distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On a bottle of brandy VSOP stand for "Very Special Old Pale."
    • n Brandy A strong alcoholic liquor distilled from wine. The name is also given to spirit distilled from other liquors, and in the United States to that distilled from cider and peaches. In northern Europe, it is also applied to a spirit obtained from grain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When Coca-Cola was invented, American tourists that visited Spain were surprised to see that Coke was three times as expensive as a glass of brandy
    • n brandy A spirituous liquor obtained by the distillation of wine, or of the refuse of the winepress. The average proportion of alcohol in brandy ranges from 48 to 54 per cent. The name brandy is now given to spirit distilled from other liquors, and in the United States to that which is distilled from cider and from peaches. See grande champagne, fine champagne (under champagne), cognac, and eau-de-vie.
    • brandy To mix or flavor with brandy.
    • brandy Smutty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: St. Bernard dogs do not carry kegs of brandy, and never have.
    • n Brandy brand′i an ardent spirit distilled from wine
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Quotations

  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.”
  • Rebecca West
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    “We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From older brandywine, brandwine, fr. D. brandewijn, fr. p. p. of branden, to burn, distill + wijn, wine, akin to G. branntwein,. See Brand
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formerly brandwine—Dut. brandewijnbranden, to burn, to distil, and wijn, wine; cf. Ger. branntwein.

Usage

In literature:

The stranger would like a brandy-and-soda.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
But Mr. Furnival, though he would not drink brandy and water or smoke cigars, sat down opposite to Mr.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
I have little doubt it was brandy.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
Shall I get you a sup of cherry-brandy?
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
A twenty-gallon keg of brandy on the table, gracefully encircled by quart dippers.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
The other day they gave me a glass of brandy to drink at the tavern.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
Fetch that brandy you have just poured out.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
Evans was again aroused, and given a few spoonfuls of the soup, with a liberal allowance of brandy in it.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
Look here, you can get yourself some brandy-balls with this.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Bouvard smoked his pipe, loved cheese, regularly took his half-glass of brandy.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
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In poetry:

"My friend, young Highboys, have you met?"
"O yes: how do? good brandy here!"
The wretch's mother, in her youth,
Was famous for her beer!
"Vers De Societe" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Delia who held the conscious door,
Inspired by truth and brandy, smiled,
Knowing that sixteen months before
Our Lucrece had her second child.
"Chaste Florimel" by Matthew Prior
There was an old person of Troy,
Whose drink was warm brandy and soy,
Which he took with a spoon,
By the light of the moon,
In sight of the city of Troy.
"Limerick: There was an old person of Troy" by Edward Lear
"Oh, bury beside me my knife and six-shooter,
My spurs on my heel, my rifle by my side,
And over my coffin put a bottle of brandy,
That the cowboys may drink as they carry me along.
"The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)" by Frank Maynard
Down to a cellar; up agen, an' out -
Bananers - brandy jars - we rush pell-mell,
Turnin' to left, to right, then round about
(The parson, after, said it seemed like 'ell)
Through one last orful pong, then up a stair
Into clean air.
"'Ave a 'eart!" by C J Dennis
Don't drink, boys, don't!
There is nothing of happiness, pleasure, or cheer,
In brandy, in whiskey, in rum, ale, or beer.
If they cheer you when drunk, you are certain to pay
In headaches and crossness the following day.
Don't drink, boys, don't!
"Don't Drink" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Bayer and Brandy Drozd Selected for 2013 World Cups.
Brandi the Beagle has a new.
A beagle named "Brandi" survived a 70-foot fall from New Jersey's Burlington-Bristol Bridge.
Alexis Lorenz is talking about the death-defying leap her 7-year-old rescue beagle , Brandi, took Friday night from the Burlington-Bristol Bridge.
"Brandi" was bruised around the abdomen, but didn't have any broken bones.
A beagle named Brandi survived a 70-foot fall from a New Jersey bridge.
Alexis Lorenz talks about her beloved 7-year-old Beagle , Brandi inside their home in Burlington Township.
When little Brynlee was born in July to Brandy Davis and Matt Driver, her fight for life had only just begun.
Combine equal parts brandy, Bénédictine, lemon juice and grenadine, then bottle and chill.
Brandie Berg and Andrew Streiff were united in marriage at The Lodge on Ottertail Lake in Battle Lake, Minn.
Brandi Glanville has unveiled the cover for her upcoming book and RadarOnline.com has the artwork in which she is shown doing what she does best , drinking and tweeting.
Dear Doctor Z, can watching a Ravens telecast make me ill. 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ' recap, Adrienne, Brandi and character assassination.
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened 2 cups sugar 6 eggs 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup sour cream ½ cup apricot brandy 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
Brandy Hamm receives Stars & Stripes scholarship.
BISMARCK — Brandy Kizziar, 37, of Bismarck, passed away Thursday, Nov 15, 2012.
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In science:

In AX Per, AR Pav, FN Sgr and possibly other active systems, the A/F-type absorption lines trace the orbit of the hot component, and they are probably formed in a geometrically and optically thick accretion disc and in a gas stream (Miko la jewska & Kenyon 1992b; Quiroga et al. 2002a,b; Brandi et al. 2002).
Orbital and stellar parameters of symbiotic stars
Reinsch, 645 Miko la jewska, J., Brandi, E., Garcia, L., Ferrer, O., Quiroga, C., Anupama, G.C. 2002d in Clasical Nova Explosions, ed. M.
Orbital and stellar parameters of symbiotic stars
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