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charneco 2 HENRY VI., ii. 3. 63. “Shakespeare and other dramatic writers mention a wine called Charneco, which, in a pamphlet quoted by Warburton, is enumerated along with Sherry-sack and Malaga (The Discovery of a London Monster, called the Black Dog of Newgate, 1612). According to Mr. Steevens, the appellation is derived from a village near Lisbon. There are, in fact, two villages in that neighbourhood, which take the name of Charneca; the one situated about a league and a half above the town of Lisbon, the other near the coast, between Collares and Carcavellos. We shall, therefore, probably not err much, if we refer the wine in question to the last-mentioned territory.” Henderson's History of Ancient and Modern Wines, p. 306.

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