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demijohn

dem·i·john

 (dĕm′ē-jŏn′)
n.
A large, narrow-necked glass or earthenware bottle, usually encased in wickerwork.

[Probably alteration of French dame-Jeanne : dame, lady; see dame + Jeanne, personal name.]

demijohn

(ˈdɛmɪˌdʒɒn)
n
(Units) a large bottle with a short narrow neck, often with small handles at the neck and encased in wickerwork
[C18: probably by folk etymology from French dame-jeanne, from dame lady + Jeanne Jane]

dem•i•john

(ˈdɛm ɪˌdʒɒn)

n.
a large bottle with a short, narrow neck, usu. encased in wickerwork.
[1760–70; by folk etym. < French dame-jeanne, appar. generic use of proper name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demijohn - large bottle with a short narrow neckdemijohn - large bottle with a short narrow neck; often has small handles at neck and is enclosed in wickerwork
bottle - a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
Translations
vinballong
Glasballon
damešaani
demizson
damejeanne

demijohn

[ˈdemɪdʒɒn] Ndamajuana f

demijohn

nDemijohn m; (in wickerwork) → bauchige Korbflasche

demijohn

[ˈdɛmɪˌdʒɒn] ndamigiana
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Hope Norton's there," he panted a little later, resisting Martin's effort to relieve him of the two demijohns.
They hailed Brissenden and his demijohns with acclamation, and, on being introduced, Martin learned they were Andy and Parry.
Brissenden rested his demijohn at the upstairs entrance, preliminary to the climb.
French Frank poured a tumbler of red wine from a big demijohn to drink to our transaction.
And we sat there, glasses in hand, and sang, while the big demijohn went around; and I was the only strictly sober one.
There was a two-gallon demijohn of whisky in the house.
Then she got out her old rifle an' shot the demijohn to smithereens, an' all she had to do was lap the whisky outa the tub.
Every now and then he lugged off to the mountain a great round demijohn of a calabash, and, panting with his exertions, brought it back filled with his darling fluid.
Tierce after tierce, too, of water, and bread, and beef, and shooks of staves, and iron bundles of hoops, were hoisted out, till at last the piled decks were hard to get about; and the hollow hull echoed under foot, as if you were treading over empty catacombs, and reeled and rolled in the sea like an air-freighted demijohn.
Name him Demijohn, and call him Demi for short," said Laurie
IF you're one of those hoarders with piggy banks, demijohns and various tins rattling with old PS1 coins, then why not follow David Woodhead's advice and donate them to the Royal British Legion?
They sit among acacias and bushes and press the swollen bellies of demijohns against themselves.