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Word: carafe

Definition: glass water bottle; decanter


Sentences Containing 'carafe'

In Suspicion, a character with a brandy allergy dies after taking a bet to drink a beaker-full of it; a decade later, in a real-life incident, Hitchcock dared Montgomery Clift at a dinner party around the filming of "I Confess" (1953) to swallow a carafe of brandy, which caused the actor to pass out almost immediately.
``Bring me a carafe of water,''said the abbe.

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