bottle cork

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bottle cork the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
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Usage

In literature:

You know what a good thing I made out of the bottle corks.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
Wherever mineral waters shall be found care will be taken to fill a bottle, to cork and cement it closely.
"Movement of the International Literary Exchanges, between France and North America from January 1845 to May, 1846" by Various
Pound the whole fine, sift, and keep it in a bottle corked tight.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
Back off, bottle immediately, and seal, or tie down the corks.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
When cold, bottle and cork it closely, and keep it in a cool place.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Pour it into half-pint bottles, cork them up carefully, and keep them in a dry place.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Out came the cork, and up went the bottle to his lips, just as I saw to my horror a skull and crossbones on its label.
"Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts" by Roy Rutherford Bailey
Unslinging the bottle and pulling out the cork, he placed it to her lips.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Once she contrived to seize the bottle, pull out the cork, and spill the oil before she was discovered.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
The vinegar and sauce bottles stand without the corks.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
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In poetry:

But JAMES wouldn't dream of abstracting a fork,
And JENNY would blush with shame
At stealing so much as a bottle or cork
(A bottle I think fair game).
"Emily, John, James, and I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
One seized on a cork with a yelling "Ha! ha!"
(Its bottle had 'prisoned a pint of Pacha) -
Another a toothpick - another a tray -
"Alas! it is useless!" said brave ALUM BEY.
"Brave Alum Bey" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

We're accustomed to pouring fine wines and champagnes from sleekly tapered green bottles with foil and corks.
Obama's Wine List Corked After $100-Plus Bottle Served.
) When that cork is used to seal a wine bottle, it can ruin the wine with a musty, wet scent often compared to wet cardboard.
Is The Cork Getting Stuck In Your Wine Bottle – run warm water over neck of bottle for 30 seconds.
An airborne cork usually comes with a gush of Champagne, which is the quickest way to waste half a bottle and soak anyone in the vicinity.
It's time to pop the corks on some 6- liter bottles I have been aging.
JIM OLEXA/SUN NEWS William Smith, kitchen manager, preparing Cork N' Bottle's award winning burgers May 17.
JIM OLEXA/SUN NEWS Mayfield Heights' Ross Cirincione eats a cheeseburger every Thursday after work at Cork N' Bottle.
It's because I'm hoping that someone either drops the bottle or gets hit in the face with the cork .
Downey studies labels and corks, not what's inside the bottles.
It's a sound every wine lover knows—that of a cork being pulled from a bottle of wine.
Cat Country 107.3 was on the prowl on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at Bally's Casino for the Cork Popping Contest to see who could uncork a bottle of champagne and knock down the most glasses to win.
Remove wire cage from top of bottle by holding your thumb on the cork while you twist off wire.
Caged-corked champagne-style bottles of Belgian-inspired beer are invading the shelves.
The wine cork is still in the bottle.
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