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  • A Roman marble torso sculpted in the second century AD, an Apulian drinking-cup from the fourth century BC and a Greek terracotta figure of a goddess made in the third century BC are to be auctioned on June 10.

    Critics Say Christie's Should Pull 3 Items From Auction

  • In Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon," shamus Sam Spade ponders how to handle Joel Cairo with the help of "a bottle of Manhattan cocktail and a paper drinking-cup from a desk-drawer."

    Democracy in a Glass

  • He drew from his bosom a small crystal vial, cased in silver filigree-work, and dropped into a little golden drinking-cup a small portion of a dark-coloured fluid.

    The Talisman

  • In Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon," shamus Sam Spade ponders how to handle Joel Cairo with the help of "a bottle of Manhattan cocktail and a paper drinking-cup from a desk-drawer."

    We'll take Manhattans

  • They bring from home the staple of their meal, dry bread with nasturtium for a relish, and to slake their thirst they bring a drinking-cup, to dip in the running stream.

    Cyropaedia

  • Their king, named Krom, cut off his head, and made use of his skull as a drinking-cup at his table, according to the custom of that people in common with all the northern nations.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Scythian who scooped out the brains of his enemy and made a drinking-cup of his skull, was allowed all the rank and consequence in Scythia.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Byron asked me to perserve the skull for him; but remembering that he had formerly used one as a drinking-cup, I was determined Shelley's should not be so profaned.

    The Sudden Curve:

  • Byron asked me to perserve the skull for him; but remembering that he had formerly used one as a drinking-cup, I was determined Shelley's should not be so profaned.

    The Cremation of Shelley

  • Byron asked me to perserve the skull for him; but remembering that he had formerly used one as a drinking-cup, I was determined Shelley's should not be so profaned.

    The Cremation of Shelley

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