rose-water

rose-water

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. scented water used as a perfume and in cooking, made by the distillation of rose petals or by impregnation with oil of roses
b. (as modifier): rose-water scent.
2. (Cookery)
a. scented water used as a perfume and in cooking, made by the distillation of rose petals or by impregnation with oil of roses
b. (as modifier): rose-water scent.
3. (modifier) elegant or delicate, esp excessively so
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References in classic literature ?
The warmly cool, clear, ringing, perfumed, overflowing, redundant days, were as crystal goblets of Persian sherbet, heaped up --flaked up, with rose-water snow.
The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view; the travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient stronghold of the rajahs of Behar; or Ghazipur and its famous rose-water factories; or the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges; the fortified town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading-place, where is held the principal opium market of India; or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron foundries, edgetool factories, and high chimneys puffing clouds of black smoke heavenward.
When we were quite composed, and Dora had gone up-stairs to put some rose-water to her eyes, Miss Mills rang for tea.
I am a little nervous, and I find my hookah an invaluable sedative." He applied a taper to the great bowl, and the smoke bubbled merrily through the rose-water. We sat all three in a semicircle, with our heads advanced, and our chins upon our hands, while the strange, jerky little fellow, with his high, shining head, puffed uneasily in the centre.
There is no use your telling me that you are going to be good," cried Lord Henry, dipping his white fingers into a red copper bowl filled with rose-water. "You are quite perfect.
packet McVitie's Strawberry Cheesecake Digestives 150g 60% dark chocolate (ideally chips) 300ml double cream 400g British strawberries 40g caster sugar 1-2 tsp lemon juice 150g mini marshmallows 1/2-1 tsp rose-water (to taste) Berries of your choice to garnish ?
Summary: Metalsmith Akram Ftouni doesn't need drawings or models to guide him in crafting small gas ovens, barbecue braziers and rose-water distillers because all the measurements have welded to his memory over the past 40 years.
TYRE, Lebanon: Metalsmith Akram Ftouni doesn't need drawings or models to guide him in crafting small gas ovens, barbecue braziers and rose-water distillers because all the measurements have welded to his memory over the past 40 years.
There he toils away cutting and welding pieces of a rose-water distilling container, as the season for rose-water production is upon us.
A brazier ranges between LL5,000 and LL30,000 whereas the price of the rose-water distillers range between LL30,000 and LL200,000.