Beeswing



a light, flaky deposit found in port and some other bottle-aged wines.
Historical Examples

And by this beeswing, Mr. Bosky, we guess Uncle Timothy is butler too.
Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 1 (of 2) George Daniel

But beeswing was a bred stock-horse, she knew the game and loved it.
A Tramp’s Notebook Morley Roberts

beeswing, a gauze-like film which forms on the sides of a bottle of good port.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

He takes less pride in the beeswing who sees the shroud in the bottle.
English Secularism George Jacob Holyoake

I orfered you thirty to one beeswing last race; and you wouldn’t take it.
Puppets at Large F. Anstey

In that way all the beeswing would be in the last glass, would it not?
The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle

And beeswing won, and you lost the chance o’ making yer fortunes.
Puppets at Large F. Anstey

beeswing, the film which forms on the sides of bottles which contain good old port wine.
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten

As beeswing swung again I brought the whip down on my quarry’s quarters.
A Tramp’s Notebook Morley Roberts

The wine–merchant laughs at beeswing; and so, I suppose, it is with all trades.
Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore

noun
a light filmy crust of tartar that forms in port and some other wines after long keeping in the bottle
a port or other wine containing beeswing

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