To this fleet belonged the three ships which tried to bottle up Morgan in Lake Maracaibo.
bottle up your metaphors and give us a page of business-like fluency!
He tilted the bottle up to the light of a street lamp and saw a yellow gleam.
However, Stansfield has to bottle up his feelings, and, behold!
You two lads are to bottle up some sleep now, for unless I'm mistaken we shall make a change of quarters by sunset.
He held the bottle up and squinted through it, sighing gustily.
"You bottle up when it comes to that," said Sally philosophically.
I could see myself in a new suit, having a bottle up at the Haymarket.
Perfume with essence (otto) of roses; give a very pale pink hue with tincture of cochineal, filter and bottle up.
Give some to the boys outside, then bring the bottle up to us.
mid-14c., originally of leather, from Old French boteille (12c., Modern French bouteille), from Vulgar Latin butticula, diminutive of Late Latin buttis "a cask," which is perhaps from Greek. The bottle, figurative for "liquor," is from 17c.
1640s, from bottle (n.). Related: Bottled; bottling.
a vessel made of skins for holding wine (Josh. 9:4. 13; 1 Sam. 16:20; Matt. 9:17; Mark 2:22; Luke 5:37, 38), or milk (Judg. 4:19), or water (Gen. 21:14, 15, 19), or strong drink (Hab. 2:15). Earthenware vessels were also similarly used (Jer. 19:1-10; 1 Kings 14:3; Isa. 30:14). In Job 32:19 (comp. Matt. 9:17; Luke 5:37, 38; Mark 2:22) the reference is to a wine-skin ready to burst through the fermentation of the wine. "Bottles of wine" in the Authorized Version of Hos. 7:5 is properly rendered in the Revised Version by "the heat of wine," i.e., the fever of wine, its intoxicating strength. The clouds are figuratively called the "bottles of heaven" (Job 38:37). A bottle blackened or shrivelled by smoke is referred to in Ps. 119:83 as an image to which the psalmist likens himself.