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claret:

see winewine,
alcoholic beverage made by the fermentation of the juice of the grape. So ancient that its origin is unknown, wine is mentioned in early Egyptian inscriptions and in the literature of many lands.
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claret

1. Chiefly Brit a red wine, esp one from the Bordeaux district of France
2. 
a. a purplish-red colour
b. (as adjective): a claret carpet
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Sir Mulberry took several turns up and down the room, whistling carelessly all the time; stopped to finish the last glass of claret which he had poured out a few minutes before, walked again, put on his hat, adjusted it by the glass, drew on his gloves, and, at last, walked slowly out.
I have not inquired among my medical acquaintance, whether Turtle, and cold Punch, with Hock, Champagne, and Claret, and all the slight et cetera usually included in an unlimited order for a good dinner - especially when it is left to the liberal construction of my faultless friend, Mr.
However, it is impossible to reconcile the ratings given to Flying Clarets and Prime Defender with the treatment of Nahoodh and Lucarno.
Carlisle headed home a Robbie Blake corner at the beginning of the second half as the Clarets moved seven points clear of the pack chasing the top six.
The Knavesmire event and the Ayr Gold Cup are the two races which matter most to the Malton maestro and he has his sights set on victory in Scotland again after mare Flying Clarets gave him a second successive triumph - and third overall - in York's valuable handicap.
Striking sensation Johnny Ward has fired Low Fell Clarets to a second double in successive seasons.
The Clarets, who have lost six on the bounce, were the better first-half side without looking like scoring.
The Clarets can go six points clear of third-placed QPR if they win at Dean Court today.
The 29-year-old Scotland international joined the Clarets in January 2007 from Sunderland but has been dogged by injuries this season, making only 13 appearances.
The Clarets right-back reckons his old gaffer has joined a bigger club with better facilities and will be able to attract better quality players.
And a run to the last 16 of the FA Cup, when Arsenal gained their revenge, has also taken its toll on the Clarets squad.
Clarets chairman Kilby said: "We take seriously any incident that might tarnish our good name.