A strong alcoholic liquor distilled from wine. The name is also given to spirit distilled from other liquors, and in the United States to that distilled from cider and peaches. In northern Europe, it is also applied to a spirit obtained from grain.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco. Edmund Burke
I intend, before the endgame looms, to die sitting in a chair in my own garden with a glass of brandy in my hand and Thomas Tallis on the iPod. Oh, and since this is England, I had better add, 'If wet, in the library.' Who could say that this is bad? Terry Pratchett
brandy in Afrikaans is brandewyn
brandy in Danish is cognac
brandy in Dutch is vuurwater, brandewijn, brandy
brandy in Finnish is konjakki
brandy in French is eau-de-vie, cognac
brandy in German is Branntwein
brandy in Norwegian is brennevin
brandy in Portuguese is aguardente, conhaque
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