Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a libation, as by pouring out wine.
- To pour out, as wine or milk.
- To make a libation to; honor with a libation.
- To take a drink.
“It is designed rather to win the esteem of bar-tenders, loosen the tongues of suspects, libate the thirsty stool-pigeon, and prime other accepted sources of information.”
“Let us libate to the gods of chance, gentlemen; and then take a stroll.”
“A son of Israel has no gods whom he can libate," he said, playing with the water to hide his amazement, now greater than before.”
“Then ag'in, he don't drink; he tells me so himse'f when I invites him to libate.”
“Let us libate, suhs, in order to tackle our provender in proper spirit. ”
“When the game is over, they refer to their tablets and cast up their accounts; then they libate the gods and put a crown upon the happy winner.”
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