One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A very large wine bottle, equivalent in capacity to about twenty regular bottles.
- ‘I put aside my Nebuchadnezzar of pale ale, and thought to myself, ‘I can't feel my neck!’
- ‘Mr Spencer used to deliver a Nebuchadnezzar of champagne to the Queen Mother every year on her birthday.’
Early 20th century: from Nebuchadnezzar (see Nebuchadnezzar II).
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