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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.
The tinge in his cheeks was heightened by the mellow glow of the sun's rays as they shone through the medium of the rose- coloured curtains of the window, and Charlotte thought she once more beheld the returning colour of health where it had been so long absent.
The workshops have been shut up half an hour or more in Adam Bede's timber-yard, which used to be Jonathan Burge's, and the mellow evening light is falling on the pleasant house with the buff walls and the soft grey thatch, very much as it did when we saw Adam bringing in the keys on that June evening nine years ago.
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.
Under Mellows presidency, LaGuardia has had a 64 percent increase in enrollment of degree-seeking students and a 155 percent increase in non-credit students.
DARRAGH BURKE inspired St Thomas's to a third Galway senior hurling title in seven years to dethrone champions Liam Mellows in a onesided county final at Pearse Stadium.
With Sean Moran, Oisin Gough and Cian O'Callaghan solid at the back, Mellows had to be satisfied with Morrisey's frees to keep them in touch, although former Galway inter-county player Aonghus Callanan weighed in with two points as they were forced to chase the game.
Equally, its pithy, citrus touches add freshness while the haggis gently mellows Ossian's hoppy finish.
Blade Runner Richard Whitehead last night hailed tragic pal Simon Mellows as the inspiration behind his storming success in the T42 Paralympic 200m final.