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Lager   /lˈɑgər/   Listen
Lager

noun
1.
A camp defended by a circular formation of wagons.  Synonym: laager.
2.
A general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it was brewed in March or April and matured until September.  Synonym: lager beer.






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"Lager" Quotes from Famous Books



... gedankenvoll nach Hause; Ihm raubt des Wissens brennende Begier Den Schlaf, er waelzt sich gluehend auf dem Lager Und rafft sich auf um Mitternacht. Zum Tempel 45 Fuehrt unfreiwillig ihn der scheue Tritt. Leicht ward es ihm, die Mauer zu ersteigen, Und mitten in das Innre der Rotonde Traegt ein ...
— A Book Of German Lyrics • Various

... considerable number of his fellow-citizens engaged in drinking lager beer before. His surprise at the facility of those behind the bar began to yield, upon observation, to a profound amazement at the thirst of those before it. The same people seemed to be always in front, emptying the glasses faster than the busy men inside could replenish ...
— The Damnation of Theron Ware • Harold Frederic

... many times after that. Karl greeted me warmly and introduced me to Lassalle. Then we went out for a drink of lager beer—just us four—Karl, Lassalle, Engels and me. They told me that they had come to start another paper in the place of the one that had been suppressed five years before. Money had been promised to start it, Karl was to be the chief editor and Engels his assistant. The new paper ...
— The Marx He Knew • John Spargo

... eatables arrived, and we went off happy in the possession of a fowl, sardines, cold eggs, tea, white bread and butter, a large bottle of milk, to say nothing of a small cellar of birch-bark plaitings which formed a basket, containing Lager beer and soda water. All this, as written down, may seem a too goodly supply, but be it remembered we were three healthy women who had to be provisioned for thirty-six hours; Grandpapa did not come with us ...
— Through Finland in Carts • Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie

... many years cashier of a private bank in Baggot Street. Every morning he came in from Chapelizod by tram. At midday he went to Dan Burke's and took his lunch—a bottle of lager beer and a small trayful of arrowroot biscuits. At four o'clock he was set free. He dined in an eating-house in George's Street where he felt himself safe from the society o Dublin's gilded youth and where there was a certain plain honesty ...
— Dubliners • James Joyce

... well directed brewery, which was built according to the latest improvements and provided with ice-cooling arrangements, found that the alcoholic fermentation of lager beer did not advance with proper regularity. The beer did not clarify well, it remained turbid and had a tendency to assume a disagreeable odor and taste. Microscopic examination of the yeast, however, showed the same to be bottom ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882 • Various



Words linked to "Lager" :   Octoberfest, South Africa, malt, bock beer, bivouac, beer, bock, Oktoberfest, Pilsner, Pilsener, Munich beer, encampment, malt liquor, light beer, cantonment, Munchener, Republic of South Africa, camp



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