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

  • 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.
  • Last fortnight Hemingway, a few Cubans and the usual wicker demijohn of wine went swordfishing.
  • What the letters naturally did not mention was the fact that at the time of the interview Faulk ner had spent several days working his way through a demijohn of bourbon, a bout .

  • Cook in New York Times
    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!"

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