cologne water

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cologne water a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cologne water a perfumed spirit first made at Cologne in 1709 by Jean Farina
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Quotations

  • Josh Billings
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    “Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.”

Usage

In literature:

He pulled out a smooth linen handkerchief that smelled of German cologne water.
"Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather
Mrs. Pontellier flew for the cologne water and a fan.
"The Awakening and Selected Short Stories" by Kate Chopin
No roses, no violets, no Cologne-water in the sea.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
I rushed after water, and Lydia after cologne.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
See, here is Elizabeth, with water and cologne, and everything comfortable.
"Fernley House" by Laura E. Richards
I know her little bottles of Cologne water.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
It was she who applied the soothing eau de Cologne and water to Leucha's brow.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
Melt a piece of camphor the size of a pea and three teaspoonfuls of cologne water and add to the orange flower water.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Mrs. Englefield was dozing, flushed and uneasy; she hardly noticed who was with her; but asked for water, and then for Cologne water.
"What She Could" by Susan Warner
One day I stepped into Rey's perfumery shop to buy some cologne water.
"The Galaxy" by Various
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In poetry:

We know the hell of a Parisian street,
And Venice, cool in water and in stone;
The scent of lemons in the southern heat;
The fuming piles of soot-begrimed Cologne.
"The Scythians" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok

In news:

Remember the pre-chain drugstores with their soda fountain, colognes and toilet waters, warped wooden floors-and in the back, the high counter and stern-visaged guy in a smock.
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