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Vodka   /vˈɑdkə/   Listen

Unaged colorless liquor originating in Russia.

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"Vodka" Quotes from Famous Books

... been a hero myself, Togie, with the exception of one afternoon when I sunk an armored cruiser cook in our kitchen after she had swallowed a bottle of vodka and was bombarding the gas stove with our best set of china dishes, but I love all the heroes, and if any little advise of mine could help a hero to keep busy at the job of heroing I would ...
— Get Next! • Hugh McHugh

... at his watch]. Set dejeuner on the terrace instantly when he arrive: a perch, petit pois, iced figs, tea. I will send his own caviar and vodka from the supplies ...
— The Man from Home • Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson

... as he walked over to the bar. "Vodka, eh? Chort vesmiot how tired one can become of this everlasting bourbon." He reached into the refrigerator compartment and brought forth a bottle of iced Stolichnaya. He poured two three-ounce charges and brought them back to ...
— Subversive • Dallas McCord Reynolds

... spent the twenty kopeks on vodka, and started homewards without having bought any skins. In the morning he had felt the frost; but now, after drinking the vodka, he felt warm, even without a sheep-skin coat. He trudged along, striking his stick on the frozen earth with one hand, swinging the felt boots with the ...
— What Men Live By and Other Tales • Leo Tolstoy

... about him in evening coats, bearing napkins. Bowing to right and left to the people he met, and here as everywhere joyously greeting acquaintances, he went up to the sideboard for a preliminary appetizer of fish and vodka, and said to the painted Frenchwoman decked in ribbons, lace, and ringlets, behind the counter, something so amusing that even that Frenchwoman was moved to genuine laughter. Levin for his part refrained from taking any vodka simply because he felt such a loathing of that Frenchwoman, ...
— Anna Karenina • Leo Tolstoy

... at dinner the Captain opened a bottle of vodka, and conversed genially on many topics, without touching upon the particular subject of liberty. He partook sparingly of the stimulant, and, to Lermontoff's disappointment, it did not in the least loosen his tongue, and thus, still ignorant of ...
— A Rock in the Baltic • Robert Barr

... no cure for it. He says his nurse struck him when he was a child, and ever since he has smelt of vodka. ...
— The Inspector-General • Nicolay Gogol

... if that's settled we might step across to the inn and have a drink. Come, Daddy Akim, what do you say to a glass of vodka? ...
— Redemption and Two Other Plays • Leo Tolstoy et al

... soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoi's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city reservoir, he turns to the cupboard, only to find the vodka-bottle empty. ...
— The Little Warrior - (U.K. Title: Jill the Reckless) • P. G. Wodehouse

... Near the tavern on the dung-strewn earth, where the snow was still lying, there stood wagons that had brought great bottles of crude sulphuric acid. There were a great many people in the tavern, all drivers, and there was a smell of vodka, tobacco, and sheepskins. There was a loud noise of conversation and the banging of the swing-door. Through the wall, without ceasing for a moment, came the sound of a concertina being played in the shop. Marya Vassilyevna sat down and drank some tea, while at the next table peasants were drinking ...
— The Schoolmistress and Other Stories • Anton Chekhov

... eating strange dishes and talking in Finnish, while others were smoking and drinking their vodka; but I was in no mood for observation. My only thought was of she who was now ...
— The Czar's Spy - The Mystery of a Silent Love • William Le Queux

... that even the reformers in the great northern kingdom have satisfied themselves that their long-deferred hopes may at length gain fulfilment. Nor ought we to forget that splendid act of reform which has abolished the Imperial monopoly of the sale of vodka. If by one stroke of the pen the Tsar can sacrifice ninety-three millions of revenue in order that Russia may be sober, it is not very extravagant to hope that in virtue of the same kind of benevolent despotism Russia may secure a liberal constitution ...
— Armageddon—And After • W. L. Courtney

... remains of my father, who must have been buried in some out-of-the-way place. During this awful period my mother and myself lived in imminent danger of our lives, and it was only the recollection of my playing that saved us also falling a prey to the vodka-besodden Cossacks.'" ...
— The Melting-Pot • Israel Zangwill

Words linked to "Vodka" :   Bloody Mary, booze, screwdriver, liquor, vodka martini, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, bullshot, hard drink, strong drink, spirits

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