Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A system of medical treatment in vogue in certain parts of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Tyrol, consisting in a more or less exclusive diet of grapes.

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Examples

  • On the death of the general, which had taken place the year before, the inconsolable widow had gone abroad with her daughter, partly in order to try the grape-cure which she proposed to carry out at

    The Possessed

  • We do not fancy the Bonapartist grape-cure, nor believe in it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

  • Children do not, as a rule, bear the grape-cure well.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • After losses of blood, and in allied states of exhaustion, the restorative powers of the grape-cure are often [240] strikingly exhibited.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • 'My husband insists upon trying the baths of Bormio, and then we are to go over a pass for him to try the grape-cure at

    Vittoria — Complete

  • 'My husband insists upon trying the baths of Bormio, and then we are to go over a pass for him to try the grape-cure at Meran.

    Vittoria — Volume 3

  • I have been through what is called the grape-cure, much more charming, certainly, than the water-cure.

    Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli

  • The effects of a milk and vegetable diet, of gluten bread in diabetes, of cod-liver oil in phthisis, even of such audacious innovations as the water-cure and the grape-cure, are only hints of what will be accomplished when we have learned to discover what organic elements are deficient or in excess in a case of chronic disease, and the best way of correcting the abnormal condition, just as an agriculturist ascertains the wants of his crops and modifies the composition of his soil.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • He has drunk himself gouty on Port wine, and here he is for the grape-cure. "

    Vittoria — Complete

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  • From what I read you had to eat leaves and stems too, but I suspect wine was the point. The customers came eagerly and left happy.

    July 16, 2017

  • Is wine acceptable?

    July 16, 2017

  • When rich folk felt clogged and unfree

    They'd travel to mountains or sea,

    Or make an escape tour

    Including a grape-cure

    To purge them of turgid ennui.

    July 16, 2017