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Eau de vie   /oʊ di vaɪ/   Listen
Eau de vie

Strong coarse brandy.

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"Eau de vie" Quotes from Famous Books

... first be seated, and let me offer you just a drop of eau de vie; some that Papa Roussillon brought back with him from Quebec. He ...
— Alice of Old Vincennes • Maurice Thompson

... of thefts during that time. They were petty thefts, but towards the end of the period they begin to indicate a change in Helene's habits. She seems to have taken to drink, for her thefts are mostly of wine and eau de vie. ...
— She Stands Accused • Victor MacClure

... set forward the evil, of which it had been first the result.] Use and custom soon dim our eyes in such matters as these; else we should be deeply struck by a familiar instance of this falsehood in names, one which perhaps has never struck us at all—I mean the profane appropriation of 'eau de vie' (water of life), a name borrowed from some of the Saviour's most precious promises (John iv. 14; Rev. xxii. 17), to a drink which the untutored savage with a truer instinct has named 'fire-water'; which, sad to say, is known in Tahiti as 'British ...
— On the Study of Words • Richard C Trench

Words linked to "Eau de vie" :   brandy

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