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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port wine! 'tis a comfort," said the Gascon, "since we shall not die of thirst.
There was a certain richness in his complexion, which I had been long accustomed, under Peggotty's tuition, to connect with port wine; and I fancied it was in his voice too, and referred his growing corpulency to the same cause.
We did not stay there, after dinner, but came upstairs into the drawing-room again: in one snug corner of which, Agnes set glasses for her father, and a decanter of port wine. I thought he would have missed its usual flavour, if it had been put there for him by any other hands.
This is the port wine, ma'am, that the board ordered for the infirmary; real, fresh, genuine port wine; only out of the cask this forenoon; clear as a bell, and no sediment!'
"My boy," said Baisemeaux, "you know very well that it does not depend upon me; all I can do for you is to increase your rations, give you a glass of port wine now and then, slip in a biscuit for you between a couple of plates."
Carton, who smelt of port wine, and did not appear to be quite sober, laughed then, and turned to Darnay:
A yellow dog that's spent most of his life in a cheap New York flat, sleeping in a corner on an old sateen underskirt (the one she spilled port wine on at the Lady Longshoremen's banquet), mustn't be expcctcd to perform any tricks with the art of speech.
Sapsea has a bottle of port wine on a table before the fire--the fire is an early luxury, but pleasant on the cool, chilly autumn evening--and is characteristically attended by his portrait, his eight-day clock, and his weather-glass.
Osborne's butler came to buy some of the famous port wine to transfer to the cellars over the way.
'You may then,' said the doctor, rising gravely, 'give her a glass of hot mulled port wine, if she likes wine--'
Joe," said Uncle Pumblechook: a large hard-breathing middle-aged slow man, with a mouth like a fish, dull staring eyes, and sandy hair standing upright on his head, so that he looked as if he had just been all but choked, and had that moment come to; "I have brought you, as the compliments of the season - I have brought you, Mum, a bottle of sherry wine - and I have brought you, Mum, a bottle of port wine."
Pickwick, he applied himself with great interest to the port wine and dessert, which had just been placed on the table.