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(pl. vinos)
Fermented juice (of grapes especially).  Synonym: wine.

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"Vino" Quotes from Famous Books

... with the temptation to do an honest thing for me, and have delivered them, which was not what I was aiming at. You will see, dear reader, in the following chapter, the power of oaths over the vile soul of my odious companion, and also if I have not verified the saying 'In vino veritas', for in the story he told me the wretch had shewn himself in ...
— The Memoires of Casanova, Complete • Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

... he thought fit to make a Bacchanalian discourse in its favour, Mr. Johnson contradicted him somewhat roughly, as I remember; and when, to assure himself of conquest, he added these words: "You must allow me, sir, at least that it produces truth; in vino veritas, you know, sir." "That," replied Mr. Johnson, "would be useless to a man who knew he was not a liar when ...
— Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - during the last twenty years of his life • Hester Lynch Piozzi

... In vino veritas, no doubt. When Tony is drunk he becomes most affectionate, and begins 'slatting things about'—not violently or maliciously, but simply out of joyous devilment and a desire to feel that he is doing something. Mrs Widger neither wept ...
— A Poor Man's House • Stephen Sydney Reynolds

... and wine that nobody else can drink. Redi talks of Monte Fiascone and Monte Pulciano—both raisin wines to English or French stomachs. Florence had no fame in those days, and now makes by far the best wine in Italy—give us good Chianti, and none of your Aleatico or Vino Santo. At Rome, there is not a flask of any thing fit to drink; and we recollect when bad Spanish wine was brought up the Tiber to meet the deficiency. Orvieto is far from wholesome; yet, in Juvenal's time, Albano furnished a wine ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845 • Various

... impression; and at any rate, from that day to this the Germans have agreed with the dictum of Aulus Gellius: "Prandium autem abstemium, in quo nihil vini potatur, canium dicitur: quoniam canis vino caret." When the Roman historian first came into contact with them he notes, that their bread was lighter than other bread, because "they use the foam from their beer ...
— Germany and the Germans - From an American Point of View (1913) • Price Collier

... for his return: I have no doubt, that time-serving gentlemen like these, would wish for nothing more. It appeared to me, that his highness, the mayor, was in very high spirits, either from wine, or that it was his nature—however, "In vino veritas."——Distance, nineteen ...
— Travels in France during the years 1814-1815 • Archibald Alison

... mercader rico, pan manteca miel e otras cosas, et comia el pan lo l condesaba, et ponia la miel la manteca en un jarra, fasta quel a finch, et tenia la jarra colgada la cabecera de su cama. Et vino tiempo que encareci la miel la manteca, et el religioso fabl un dia consigo mismo, estando asentado en su cama, et dijo as: Vender cuanto est en esta jarra por tantos maraveds, compar con ellos diez cabras, et emprearse-han, ...
— Chips from a German Workshop - Volume IV - Essays chiefly on the Science of Language • Max Muller

... "Hic calix, novum testamentum, in meo sanguine, qui (calix) pro vobis fundetur, <Greek: potaerion enchunomenon>," ausus est ut corruptum vitiatumque traducere, quod haec oratio nullam expositionem, nisi de vino calicis converso in verum Christi sanguinem, patiatur. Quis indicavit? Spiritus. Denique quum omnia credant suo quisque spiritui, nomen sancti Spiritus horribili blasphemia mentiuntur. Qui sic agunt, nonne se produnt? Nonne facile refutantur? Nonne in concessu talium ...
— Ten Reasons Proposed to His Adversaries for Disputation in the Name • Edmund Campion

... the "revelations" which ensued, I would not have missed them on any account. "In vino veritas," says the proverb which on this occasion lied most vilely; yet it was true in the only sense in which "veritas" is there used; for there was unbounded candor and frankness, under the inspiring hospitality of our host, aided by his skilful management of the conversation. ...
— The Eclipse of Faith - Or, A Visit To A Religious Sceptic • Henry Rogers

... "Vino," said Ithuel, with a flourish of the hand, to help along his Italian, this and one or two more being the only words of the language he ventured to use directly, or without calling in the assistance of his ...
— The Wing-and-Wing - Le Feu-Follet • J. Fenimore Cooper

... Cholula. Mendieta says: "El dios o idolo de Cholula, llamado Quetzalcoatl, fue el mas celebrado y tenido por mejor y mas digno sobre los otro dioses, segun la reputacion de todos. Este, segun sus historias (aunque algunos digan que de Tula) vino de las partes de Yucatan a la ciudad de Cholula." Historia Eclesiastica Indiana, Lib. ...
— American Hero-Myths - A Study in the Native Religions of the Western Continent • Daniel G. Brinton

... "'In vino veritas,'" he said to himself, and then—"How do you propose punishing Madame de St. Andre, Monsieur?" he asked, slowly, aloud, and looking nonchalantly at the distorted ...
— Calvert of Strathore • Carter Goodloe

... thirty editions have been published, (and which our Gervase Markham calls a work of infinite excellencie); Paulmier de Grenlemesnil, a most estimable man, physician to Charles IX., and who died at Caen in 1588, and wrote a treatise de Vino et Pomaceo; and the only act of whose long life that one regrets is, that his great skill was the means of re-establishing the health of Charles, who, with his mother, directed the horrid Massacre of St. Bartholomew; ...
— On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening, • Samuel Felton

... melle, et aceto Dicunt appositum calidum sedare podagram Ictericis dicitque Galenus tollere morbum Illius semen cum vino saepius haustum." ...
— Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure • William Thomas Fernie

... giddy state which follows profuse bleeding, when one feels as if walking on feather-beds and could not find a secure footing. I think the stomach has something to do with it. I drank several glasses of wine, but these only augmented the disorder. I did not find the in vino veritas of the philosophers. Something of this insane feeling remains to-day, ...
— The Journal of Sir Walter Scott - From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford • Walter Scott

... Ski, cupbearer, our old "skinker"): the pure gold (tibr) is the amber-coloured wine, like the Vino ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 5 • Richard F. Burton

... nearly true to be pleasant," remarked Rivers, "'in vino veritas.' The man is a very strange nature. I think he never forgives a benefit. I sometimes think he has no sense of the difference between right and wrong—an unmoral nature, beyond your preaching or mine, Grace, even if he ever gave us ...
— Westways • S. Weir Mitchell

... Commons; among others, Mr. Swinfen, and a young man, one Sir Thomas Meres: and do outdo the Lords infinitely. So down to the Hall and to the Rose Taverne, while Doll Lane come to me, and we did 'biber a good deal de vino, et je did give elle twelve soldis para comprare elle some gans' for a new anno's gift .... Thence to the Hall again, and with Sir W. Pen by coach to the Temple, and there 'light and eat a bit at an ordinary by, and then alone to the King's House, and there saw "The Custome of the ...
— Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete • Samuel Pepys

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