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A cigar with both ends open and untapered.
- ‘Dropping the cheroot on the counter, he strode to her side.’
- ‘Estimates begin at €50-100 for an amber cheroot holder and a quantity of smoking equipment belonging to the Yeats family.’
- ‘He had replaced his cheroot temporarily with a regulator mouthpiece and was in full-on paparazzi mode.’
- ‘He pulled one of the cheroots from the packet he kept them in and began looking for a source to light it.’
- ‘He extracted a couple of cheroots from a slim metal case, offering one to Henry.’
- ‘Daniel leaned against the kitchen sink and lit up a cheroot.’
- ‘Like I said, all that's missing is the cheroots.’
- ‘The popular image of the director at these sessions is rubbish: has any director ever actually lounged on a divan, smoking a cheroot, drawling ‘next!’’
- ‘In the end, he would flick the stub of his cheroot into the fire as signal that it was time to go to bed, and that was that.’
- ‘I recall taking second looks as I watched women smoking cigars and cheroots in café's and restaurants, something I'd never seen before but something I'm sure Mary has come across.’
- ‘The smell of most un-English food, plus a whiff of exotic cheroots, filled the air.’
- ‘Cigars, cheroots and cigarillos of tobacco or tobacco substitutes which have been exempt so far shall attract 16% CENVAT.’
- ‘He had his chair tipped back on its two rear legs and was waving his ever-present cheroot around animatedly, managing not to spill his martini in the process.’
- ‘I have a Walter Mosley novel ready to go, ready for that holy moment on the cliff when I can fire up a cheroot, sip a Belvedere and get lost.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the Romans, whether enjoying the decadence of a savoured cheroot in Egypt or the smoke-free asceticism of Rome, appear bound by the very buckles on their peculiar boots.’
- ‘‘Ridiculous isn't it,’ he says, pulling the cheroot from its cylinder.’
- ‘Sleeves rolled up, Sebastian leaned against the wall with his chair tipped back on two legs and sucked on a cheroot.’
- ‘He preferred to watch, unobserved, the street life of the city from a hole in his prison wall, than to smoke cheroots and talk politics with his fellow prisoners.’
- ‘Feeling a little nauseous when he was done, Adam was carefully pouring some water on the burnt out stub of his cheroot when he spied James flicking the end of his into a pile of leaves, igniting them.’
- ‘It was in 1960, or possibly 1961, at any rate before the first Beatles LP, that I went shopping for cheroots with my grandfather.’
Late 17th century: from French cheroute, from Tamil curuṭṭu roll of tobacco.
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