- Latin compotatio; com- + potare to drink. (Wiktionary)
“But this very reasonable proposal, as it might have elsewhere seemed, contained in it treason against the laws of German compotation.”
“Whether those who shared in the compotation were more seasoned topers — whether Middlemas drank more than they — or whether, as he himself afterwards suspected, his cup had been drugged, like those of”
“In his hours of festivity and compotation, drop that he puts you in mind of what Sir William Temple says of the Pensionary De Witt, — who at that time governed half Europe, — that he appeared at balls, assemblies, and public places, as if he had nothing else to do or to think of.”
“Scythian king Ateas more musical than this comes to, who, when he heard that admirable flutist Ismenias, detained then by him as a prisoner of war, playing upon the flute at a compotation, swore he had rather hear his own horse neigh?”
“* Hermit, too, he has his peculiar phrases of compotation, the”
“The others entered the change-house, leading Edward in unresisting submission; for his landlord whispered him, that to demur to such an overture would be construed into a high misdemeanour against the leges conviviales, or regulations of genial compotation.”
“Wouldn't you be too old to bring me my whey in the morning soon as I'd awake, perhaps with a severe headache, after the plenary indulgence of a clerical compotation?”
“Like the Hermit, the Shepherd makes havock amongst the King's game; but by means of a sling, not of a bow; like the Hermit, too, he has his peculiar phrases of compotation, the sign and countersign being Passelodion and Berafriend.”
“Aristarch in good humour during the _early_ part of a compotation, till we got drunk enough to make him 'a speech. ”
“I may here mention, that the fashion of compotation described in the text, was still occasionally practised in Scotland in the author's youth.”
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