witches' brew

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n witches' brew a fearsome mixture "a witches' brew of gangsters and terrorists","mixing dope and alcohol creates a witches' brew"
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Usage

In literature:

The first man we came to at the edge of the camp was cleaning a sort of cauldron thing like witches brew bats in.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
Byrne thought at once of two witches watching the brewing of some deadly potion.
"Within the Tides Tales" by Joseph Conrad
Had any of your witches' brew done harm to the King, I can tell you that you would not have lived much longer.
"The Ward of King Canute" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Thou needst not ask some wicked witch her potion to provide, Brewed of the livid, midnight herbs, to draw him to thy side.
"The Elegies of Tibullus" by Tibullus
The Witches' Kitchen brews messes without magic, lest the gallery should be bewildered.
"Plays, Acting and Music" by Arthur Symons
All these incongruous elements are mingled like a witches' brew.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
If ever witches' brewing was seen, it looked like that.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
At Ogre's command Witch brews spell to change Prince Hero into a dog.
"The Little Colonel's Hero" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The child's brewing witch's broth, for sure.
"Red Money" by Fergus Hume
And for wolfbane and hellbore and all other hideous herbs that witches brew in their caldrons.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
The metallic complexes especially; but think what a witch's brew the stuff is in every respect.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
The first man we came to at the edge of the camp was cleaning a sort of cauldron thing like witches brew bats in.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
The witch and her hellish brews maintained a perfect reign of terror over the ignorant and the superstitious.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
The "witches' deadly brew" proved to be very excellent chicken bouillon, which did not come amiss after Marjorie's ride in the cool autumn air.
"Marjorie Dean High School Senior" by Pauline Lester
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In news:

Witches Brew cocktail courtesy of Kanon Organic Vodka ( Courtesy of Kanon Organic Vodka / October 25, 2012 ).
This 'Witch' boasting wicked marketing brew.
Witches brew delectable trouble on 'True Blood'.
With Halloween just weeks away, it's the time of year for scary costumes, black cats, witches' brews and haunted houses.
Spellbinding spooks brewing for Mount Holly's annual Witches Ball.
Spellbinding spooks brewing for Mount Holly's annual Witches Ball.
Amy Atlas Events shared a fun Witches Brew Party post.
Witches' Brew at Winter Solstice .
Witches' Brew at Winter Solstice.
Aimed at a more popular audience but with an equally impressive contributors' list is Witches' Brew, edited by Yvonne Jocks.
A Witches' Brew to Create a Clone.
Treats include hauntingly delicious baked goods, cheese and crackers, fruit and witches' brew tea.
The bubbling brew of CO2 synergies: Witches: ~Brenda-Starr.
Witches' brew: CO2 from water pollution interacts with CO2 from atmosphere in a warming ocean to intensify acidification: Witches: ~Brenda-Starr.
Motion-triggered monster heads, a witches´ brew of liquid nitrogen, a projector rigged for fright, and more.
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