port wine

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Noun1.port wine - sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugalport wine - sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
fortified wine - wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
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asked the driver, with that manner of familiar interest that well became his port-wine face; and when John had told him no, 'Well, then,' said the cabman, 'if ye'll tak' my advice of it, we'll just gang back.
He knew nothing of weekday services, and thought none the worse of the Sunday sermon if it allowed him to sleep from the text to the blessing; liking the afternoon service best, because the prayers were the shortest, and not ashamed to say so; for he had an easy, jolly conscience, broad- backed like himself, and able to carry a great deal of beer or port-wine, not being made squeamish by doubts and qualms and lofty aspirations.
He and Joseph Sedley drank a fitting quantity of port-wine, tete-a-tete, in the dining-room, during the drinking of which Sedley told a number of his best Indian stories; for he was extremely talkative in man's society; and afterwards Miss Amelia Sedley did the honours of the drawing-room; and these four young persons passed such a comfortable evening together, that they declared they were rather glad of the thunder-storm than otherwise, which had caused them to put off their visit to Vauxhall.
He had found occasion for saying the same thing more than once before, and was not distinctly aware that he had not his port-wine before him.
A port-wine stain looks exactly like its name - a dark red patch on the skin.
May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In new findings published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (Epub ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute reveal the discovery of the cause - a genetic mutation that occurs before birth - of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) and port-wine stain birthmarks.
It was the port-wine production of the region that put the 'port' not only into Portugal, but also into the city of Oporto, where our journey began.
Port-wine stain is a discoloured area of the skin caused by abnormalities of the blood vessels, and babies are born with it.
It was the Douro's port-wine production that put the "port" not only into Portugal, but also into the city of Oporto, where our journey began.
Facial port-wine stains and associated leptomeningeal angiomas typify the vascular findings.
Babies born with dark red marks such as port-wine stains and strawberry naevus, which can cover half the face, should receive laser surgery when they are six-months old.
It can treat leg veins, facial spider veins, scars, warts, rosacea, stretch marks, port-wine stains, and hemangiomas.