demijohn demijohn

Definition(s):

  • (n) large bottle with a short narrow neck; often has small handles at neck and is enclosed in wickerwork

Usage(s):

  1. When Aba had to be evacuated last month for lack of ammo, Paddy was one of the last men out, a machine gun in one hand, a demijohn of wine in the other.
  2. Last fortnight Hemingway, a few Cubans and the usual wicker demijohn of wine went swordfishing.
  3. But there is another pugilistone whose either hand is like a demijohn, whose chest protrudes as if he had fed on thunderbolts.

Quotes

  • "It was the kind of stuff that would take the back of your throat off," Ms. Cook said. "And my God, you were supposed to pour it into a small barrel or demijohn and let it sit for two months!"
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: Cook Source: New York Times

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