corked :

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  • v  close a bottle with a cork
  • v  stuff with cork
  • s  (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin
    a corked port

  • Beyond Asmara lies Massaua, Eritrea's only good port, which the Royal Navy had tightly corked and hoped soon to possess.
  • The champagne bottles that had been chilled in anticipation of a celebration remained corked.
  • One in 10 bottles of wine is tainted--or "corked," in the oenophile's argot--making it smell musty and taste bitter.
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  • Steve Hansen in
    We're not too bad really. Richie and Conrad have both got corked thighs - they should be okay,Hansen said shortly after the All Blacks' arrival in South Africa this morning (NZT). "We'll see how they are over the next couple of days but...
  • Sammy Sosa in
    You only mention two things in 13 years that I was in Chicago. You mention the (corked) bat and the day that I left,Sosa said. "You don't mention all the great years I had in Chicago. I have to say I made maybe two mistakes in 13 years....
  • Dave Van Horn in Springdale Morning News
    He worked the count,Van Horn said. "He corked it. He smoked it. That was a no-doubter."

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