from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A drinking bout in which every one pays an equal share.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The provision of ale made for a gild-feast held at the time of election of officers of a gild.
  • n. The feast itself, or its prolongation on succeeding nights, perhaps till the ale brewed for the occasion was consumed.
  • n. A drinking-bout in which each person pays an equal share.


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