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wine press

or wine presser

a machine in which the juice from grapes is pressed for wine.
Origin of wine press
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Although all twelve are fine, that devoted to the allegory of the wine press is easily the best.

    Stained Glass Tours in France Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  • A balmy scent crept through the room, of wild thyme, of herbs, of asphodel and the muscadine of the wine press.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • He went to very considerable expense in this enterprise, having constructed vaults of a wine press.

  • Dufour speaks of the berries ripening unevenly, requiring the green ones to be picked out before sending to the wine press.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Our natures are like grapes in the wine press: they must be pressed to the uttermost before they will give forth all their virtue.

    Vassall Morton Francis Parkman
  • Gideon, the deliverer of Israel, was "threshing wheat by the wine press" when called to lead the host against the Midianites.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society
  • They are picking grapes and working a wine press and selling wine.

  • One sees them hanging and can't manage any more——and to-morrow they are in the wine press.

    The Awakening of Spring Frank Wedekind
  • The wine press furnished a small, flat place where the little wheat they had could be threshed in secret.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press when he was drafted for the campaign that was to break the power of the Midianites.

    The Bible and Life Edwin Holt Hughes

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