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Ar·ma·gnac 1

A historical region and former county of southwest France in Gascony. Added to the French royal domain in 1607, the area is now noted for its viniculture.

Ar·ma·gnac 2

A dry brandy.

[After Armagnac1.]
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(Brewing) a dry brown brandy distilled in the French district of Gers
[from Armagnac, the former name of this region]
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(ˈɑr mənˌyæk)

a dry brandy distilled in the district of Armagnac in SW France.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Armagnac - dry brandy distilled in the Armagnac district of FranceArmagnac - dry brandy distilled in the Armagnac district of France
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
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Armand Armagnac were crossing the sunlit Champs Elysee with a kind of vivacious respectability.
Armagnac specialized rather in a resistance to militarism, and wished the chorus of the Marseillaise altered from "Aux armes, citoyens" to "Aux greves, citoyens".
Armagnac. That gentleman ripped it up with a racial impatience, and rapidly read the following:
There was an abrupt silence, and Armagnac said: "He may have excellent reasons for not meeting the man himself, but--"
Armagnac and Brun instantly stood up; but they were too late.
The mass of the crowd was Nationalist, and already in threatening uproar; and a minority of equally angry Intellectuals, led by Armagnac and Brun, only made the majority more militant.
Armagnac and Brun were waving their hats wildly, and even the Doctor's enemies roared applause at this unexpected defiance.
He is to be marshal of the lists, with Sir William Felton and the Duc d'Armagnac. The English will be the Lord Audley, Sir Thomas Percy, Sir Thomas Wake, Sir William Beauchamp, and our own very good lord and leader."
DOWN: 1 Impasse 2 Armagnac 3 Oboe 4 Marmoset 5 Pail 6 Verso 8 Ups and downs 13 Virulent 14 Elbowing 15 Tbilisi 18 Islam 20 Able 21 Tick.
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm AFTER Robert tipped a load of crushed sleeping tablets into Lawrence's bottle of Armagnac, Lawrence is now suitably drowsy.
The Barrel Room of Wine Depot takes a detour from the usual reds by offering Armagnac.
The seasonal cocktail list in late summer included such brandy-based drinks as Down the Charente (Cognac, lime juice, herbal liqueur, cucumber); Peaches and Cream (Cognac, cream, creme de peche, port wine reduction); The Musket (Armagnac, muddled fig, honey, lemon juice); Armagnito (Armagnac, mint, lemon juice, sugar, bitters, ginger ale), and Sun of Normandy (Calvados, fresh-pressed orange juice, grenadine).