cognac

[ kohn-yak, kon-; French kaw-nyak ]SEE DEFINITION OF cognac
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COGNAC

She said, however, that the cognac was flattered, and took up her knitting.

There's many such a fortune been made out of Mechlin and Cognac.'

Then he went to take a little glass of cognac which stood on the mantelpiece.

He took one cognac after another and every evening he was completely intoxicated.

Besides which—after all a gentleman must have his cognac, and his lady her tea and silks.

The queen remained but a few hours with the army, after Cognac had opened its gates.

That cognac was really very good—if only one had had more of it.

"It's cognac, it's very good cognac," said the old woman seriously.

I heard her invite Vohrenlorf to take a glass of cognac, and his ready acceptance.

I looked full in Coralie's eyes, drained my glass of cognac, and laughed.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, Coniacke, "wine produced in Cognac," the region in western France. The sense of "brandy" is 1755, shortened from 17c. cognac brandy, which was distilled from cognac wine. The place name is from Medieval Latin Comniacum, from the personal name Cominius and the Gallo-Roman suffix -acum.

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