Definition of Double-magnum
1. Noun. A large wine bottle (holds 4/5 of a gallon).
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Literary usage of Double-magnum
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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"A magnum of wine ¡3 two quarts ; a tappit-hcn of wine or rum is a double magnum ; a Jeroboam of wine or rum is a- double " tappit-hen " ; and a ..."
2. Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches. a Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of (1896)
"... by an army of waiters), known as I afterwards learnt by the name of a ' Rehoboam,' a double , double, double magnum, equal to eight ordinary quarts. ..."
3. Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor by Wayne E. Burton (1867)
"... to assuage by emptying three bottles of pale sherry to his own cheek, while the three young men were content with one double magnum of Chateau Latour. ..."
4. B.C., 1887: A Ramble in British Columbia by James Arthur Lees, Walter J. Clutterbuck (1888)
"... and a patent double magnum flask of the best brandy) and his own mackintosh on that pack, and that they were lost, we all with one accord commenced to ..."
5. Turkey in Europe by Charles Eliot (1900)
"Wine is freely drunk by the adherents of both religions, the bottle in common use being a double-magnum. The perpetual quarrel between Christians and ..."
6. Archaeologia Cambrensis by Cambrian Archaeological Association, Thomas Rowland Powel, Donald Moore (1875)
"... Mr. G. Bagnall, two smaller bowls ; Mrs. M. Jones,a curious puzzle jug; Mrs. DR Thomas, wassail cup and double magnum bottle stamped " T. 1770. ..."