Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hot drink made of ale or beer with eggs, sugar, spice, and sometimes a little spirit, thoroughly beaten together. It is popularly called a yard of flannel, from its fleecy appearance.
“She gobbled up more cakes than any six people present; then came the supper and the sandwiches again, and the egg-flip and the horrible rum-punch.”
“Our new acquaintance asked us if ever we had drunk egg-flip?”
“That is all I am able to say about it, except that I am able to give the constituents of this luscious beverage, which is not to be confounded with egg-flip.”
“Nor could they forget the Sunday mornings when his reverence took his dose of egg-flip before church, in order to clear his voice.”
“Conversation turned on the use of stimulants as an aid to intellectual and physical effort, and Mr. Gladstone's historic egg-flip was cited.”
“They're wonderful talkers, all three of 'em, and they're everlastin'ly gassin 'about one man bein' as good as another, and freedom, and the rights of man -- _you_ know, sir, the sort of slush that such chaps spouts, and that the shellback swallers as greedily as he would a pannikin of egg-flip!”
“He goes up, and finds the remains of the supper, tankards full of egg-flip and cardinal, and a party playing at _vingt-un_.”
“Staines took a good deal of egg-flip that night, and next day ate solid food; but they questioned him in vain; his reason was entirely in abeyance: he had become an eater, and nothing else.”
“The surgeon administered half a spoonful of egg-flip.”
“Heaven knows they are a worthy, kind-hearted, hospitable set of good fellows as ever drew a cork or made egg-flip; but I must say some of the bachelor establishments are rather in a rude and primitive state at present.”
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