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bottle

drinking alcohol. His friends thought he was a bit too fond of the bottle. She tried to stay away from the bottle, but she never could manage it for long.

bottle

1. n. a drunkard. The bar was empty save an old bottle propped against the side of a booth.
2. and the bottle n. liquor. (Always with the in this sense.) Her only true love is the bottle.
3. in. to drink liquor to excess. Let’s go out and bottle into oblivion.
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I observed that these bottles had labels about their necks, and that these labels were inscribed "Kirschenwasser.
He dived under the bed (the sheets were gray with want of washing), and fished out another bottle.
First-rate," said Pierre, looking at Dolokhov, who with a bottle of rum in his hand was approaching the window, from which the light of the sky, the dawn merging with the afterglow of sunset, was visible.
Unc Nunkie, who with Ojo stood beside her, touched the bottle marked "Cleverness.
Here he broke off to tilt to his mouth the opened bottle Kwaque handed him.
Pete put down a bottle with a bang and turned a formidable face toward them.
As his courage appeared to be fast failing him, and he trifled with the stopper in a manner which threatened the dismissal of the bottle to its old place, Newman took up one of the little glasses, and clinked it, twice or thrice, against the bottle, as a gentle reminder that he had not been helped yet.
And so, with more than his usual heartiness, he dived into his cupboard, and hauled out an old knuckle-bone of ham, and two or three bottles of beer, together with the solemn pewter only used on state occasions; while Arthur, equally elated at the easy accomplishment of his first act of volition in the joint establishment, produced from his side a bottle of pickles and a pot of jam, and cleared the table.
James's tongue unloosed with the port, and he told his cousin his life, his prospects, his debts, his troubles at the little-go, and his rows with the proctors, filling rapidly from the bottles before him, and flying from Port to Madeira with joyous activity.
On the table stood medicine bottles and decanters tidily arranged, and the linen needed was folded up there, and Kitty's broderie anglaise.
The upper part was inhabited by a collection of bottles, all square-shouldered and as like each other as peas.
The three-legged table had been drawn close to the bedside, and on it there were two bottles.
Fastened up behind the barouche was a hamper of spacious dimensions--one of those hampers which always awakens in a contemplative mind associations connected with cold fowls, tongues, and bottles of wine--and on the box sat a fat and red-faced boy, in a state of somnolency, whom no speculative observer could have regarded for an instant without setting down as the official dispenser of the contents of the before-mentioned hamper, when the proper time for their consumption should arrive.
Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-- Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum
There seemed to be no use in waiting by the little door, so she went back to the table, half hoping she might find another key on it, or at any rate a book of rules for shutting people up like telescopes: this time she found a little bottle on it, (`which certainly was not here before,' said Alice,) and round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words `DRINK ME' beautifully printed on it in large letters.