beeswing [bēz′wiŋ΄]
a gauzy film that forms in some old wines, esp. port

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  • Beeswing — may refer to:* Potassium bitartrate * Beeswing (horse), a 19th Century champion racehorse from Northern England. * A song by Richard Thompson (musician).Places* Beeswing, a small village in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. * The Beeswing Inn, a pub in… …   Wikipedia

  • Beeswing — Bees wing , n. The second crust formed in port and some other wines after long keeping. It consists of pure, shining scales of tartar, supposed to resemble the wing of a bee. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beeswing — noun /ˈbiːzwɪŋ/ a filmy, translucent crust found in port and other old wines which have been bottled aged for a long time , 1904: The three glasses were grouped together, all of them tinged with wine, and one of them containing some dregs of… …   Wiktionary

  • Beeswing — Recorded in an amazing range of spellings including Beeston, Beaston, Beeson, Beeston, Bissin, Bisson, Beasin, Beasting, Beeswing, and even Beasting, this interesting surname is English. It apparently has nothing whatsoever to do with bees , and… …   Surnames reference

  • Beeswing, Dumfries and Galloway — Beeswing is a small village with a church in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Formerly known as Lochend, it was renamed to honor the great racing mare, Beeswing.*gbmapping|NX896694References [ north… …   Wikipedia

  • Beeswing (horse) — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = Beeswing caption = Beeswing sire = Dr. Syntax grandsire = Paynator dam = Ardrossan mare damsire = Ardrossan sex = Mare foaled = 1833 country = Great Britain flagicon|UK colour = Bay breeder = Nunnykirk… …   Wikipedia

  • Beeswing Stakes — The Beeswing Stakes is a flat horse race in the United Kingdom for three year old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 m) at Newcastle Racecourse in late July.It is currently run as a handicap (the Beeswing… …   Wikipedia

  • beeswing — /beez wing /, n. a light, flaky deposit found in port and some other bottle aged wines. [1855 60; BEE1 + S1 + WING] * * * …   Universalium

  • BEESWING —    a gauze like film which forms on the sides of a bottle of good port …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • beeswing — n. filmy crust on bottle aged port wine …   English contemporary dictionary

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