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mellow

(esp of wines) well-matured
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Now the master, mellow almost to the verge of geniality, put his chair aside, turned his back to the audience, and began to draw a map of America on the blackboard, to exercise the geography class upon.
We will get us away to the greenwood tree, and there hold a merry feast in honor of our new friends, and mayhap a cup or two of good sack and canary may mellow the soreness of my poor joints and bones, though I warrant it will be many a day before I am again the man I was." So saying, he turned and led the way, the rest following, and so they entered the forest once more and were lost to sight.
"Once, O Ngurn," he said, not taking his eyes from the sheening, vibrating surface whereon and wherein all the shades of cherry-red played unceasingly, ever a-quiver to change into sound, to become silken rustlings, silvery whisperings, golden thrummings of cords, velvet pipings of elfland, mellow distances of thunderings.
Mellow it was with preciousness of all sounding metals.
Through counter currents of the heavy stench of meat eaters he traced the trail of Bara; the sweet and cloying stink of Horta, the boar, could not drown his quarry's scent--the permeating, mellow musk of the deer's foot.
An hour ago they had seemed dangerous companions for so lofty a mood; but now, under the gentle influences of dinner, the mood had not indeed changed--but mellowed. So to say, we would split the difference between the ideal and the human, and be, say, twenty-five.
It was a fine December evening; the sharp air of morning had mellowed until it was as mild as autumn.
Mellow paid a price for his enthusiasm on Regal River as he was found to be guilty of improper riding, in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency.
Although a lot of the songs Moby has released are fairly mellow, when performing live the softly-spoken performer gives many of his tracks a more rocky edge, creating a great party atmosphere.
Contrary to the impression given by this photo, most carpet pythons are fairly mellow: "But this was obviously a feisty one?" says Mason.
Other features of the SX-PR1000 include a 120-watt two-speaker system; a large, bright LCD with easy-to-use graphical interface; 128 preset rhythms for four variations; standard three-pedal design for soft, sostenuto and sustain; digital reverb (nine types); key touch sensitivity; a five-step brilliance control ranging from mellow to bright; built-in demonstration performances; and microphone input.
Most likely the sugary adulteration of the traditional beverage was created in part to mellow the strength an smoldering nature of schnaps.