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bran·dy

(bran'dē),
An alcoholic liquid obtained by the distillation of the fermented juice of sound ripe grapes and usually containing 40-54% ethyl alcohol.
[Du. brandewijn, burnt (distilled) wine]

brandy

An alcoholic spirit produced by distilling wine, which has an alcohol content ranging from 35% to 60%. Better quality brandies are aged in oak casks; cheaper brandies simulate the amber hue with colouring.

brandy

A strong alcoholic liquor distilled from wine
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Come, Trent, what stake will you have me set up against that other tumblerful of brandy."
"That drop of brandy may stand between us and death.
There's fever in the air all around us, and if either of us got a touch of it that drop of brandy might stand between us and death.
"I will go to sleep, my friend, and worry you no more when I have had just one sip of that brandy! It is the finest medicine in the world for me!
No son of Adam in this present imperfect world can mix the Hussars' champagne with the Hussars' brandy by five and eight glasses of each without remembering the pit whence he was digged and descending thither.
Little Mildred filled a sherry-glass with the brandy and thrust it over to the man.
It seemed most improper to all present that Dirkovitch should sip brandy as he talked in purring, spitting Russian to the creature who answered so feebly and with such evident dread.
The devil that lived in the brandy prompted Dirkovitch at this extremely inopportune moment to make a speech.
You be off, ma'am, this minute, and fetch a little more brandy, or we shall have you in hysterics.'
Peace.' With this profession of faith, the doctor, who was an old jail-bird, and was more sodden than usual, and had the additional and unusual stimulus of money in his pocket, returned to his associate and chum in hoarseness, puffiness, red- facedness, all-fours, tobacco, dirt, and brandy.
At the end of that time he gave him a brandy and soda and placed a box of cigarettes before him.
'And had hot brandy and water too, you see,' said Mr Inspector,