decanter


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decanter

a stoppered bottle, usually of glass, into which a drink, such as wine, is poured for serving

decanter

[də′kant·ər]
(engineering)
Tank or vessel in which solids or immiscible dispersions in a carrier liquid settle or coalesce, with clear upper liquid withdrawn (decanted) as overflow from the top.
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"Were you cut off sudden?" asked the secretary, reaching for the decanter, as the three of us sat round the octagonal table.
I guessed what it was, and couldn't resist making sure; the minute I was satisfied, I changed the label and the position of the two decanters, little thinking I should stay to see the fun; but in another minute I could hardly keep my eyes open.
The doctor then slowly poured some drops of the lemonade from the decanter into the cup, and in an instant a light cloudy sediment began to form at the bottom of the cup; this sediment first took a blue shade, then from the color of sapphire it passed to that of opal, and from opal to emerald.
She looked into his bloodshot eyes, and cast a swift glance at the decanter.
"Did you notice the empty decanter, when we first came in?
The decanters passed from hand to hand with unwonted briskness, and Mr.
Jaggers, putting the decanters on from his dumbwaiter, filled his glass and passed round the wine.
Baise-Covered Table with Decanter; see WLT 70:3, p.
Pick an award-winning wine that's won a Decanter World Wine Award (DWWA), that's how.
SAM WYLIE-HARRIS parades some medal-winning wines to raise a glass to the Summer Olympic Games (August 5 to 21) | Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone 2013, France (PS10.75, www.nywines.co.uk) - Decanter Platinum Best in Category: Red Rhone under PS15 A CLASSIC southern Rhone red with a fetching cherry-esque bouquet, it's beautifully concentrated with a forest floor of spiced black fruit and fine tannins entwined with black pepper.
And David posted an image of a whisky decanter he is taking, with the words: "Beautiful, handcrafted decanter from Haig Club for my birthday tomorrow."
And David put up an image of a whisky decanter he is taking with him to the bash, saying: "Beautiful, handcrafted decanter from Haig Club for my birthday tomorrow.