Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As deep as the pottle; to the bottom of the pottle.

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Examples

  • There was a laugh among the yeomen who witnessed this pottle-deep potation, so obstreperous as to rouse and disturb the King, who, raising his finger, said angrily, “How, knaves, no respect, no observance?”

    The Talisman

  • Leicester also thought it necessary to seem angry that no discovery had been effected; but at length suggested to Lord Hunsdon, that after all it could only be some foolish young men who had been drinking healths pottle-deep, and who should be sufficiently scared by the search which had taken place after them.

    Kenilworth

  • He was the leader of the social world, the fit companion of Beau Brummel and of a choice circle of rakes and fox-hunters who drank pottle-deep.

    Famous Affinities of History — Complete

  • There was a laugh among the yeomen who witnessed this pottle-deep potation, so obstreperous, as to rouse and disturb the King, who, raising his finger, said angrily,

    The Talisman

  • Besides those citizens who came to listen and judge, there were many whose only object was the free whisky provided for the occasion, and who, after potations pottle-deep, became not only highly unparliamentary but even dangerous to life and limb.

    Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01

  • Larry had not only been present, but had drunk so pottle-deep that the landlord had been obliged to put him to bed at the inn, and he had not been at all as he ought to have been after Lord Rufford's dinner.

    The American Senator

  • Their shouts for a long time disturbed, and even alarmed, the little village; but no enthusiasm is able to withstand for ever the natural consequences of late hours, and potations pottle-deep.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • I have a little spite against R., and will shed his 'Clary wines pottle-deep.'

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 2 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

  • I have a little spite against R., and will shed his "Clary wines pottle-deep."

    The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 2

  • "weighing upwards of four hundred pounds," a huge feeder, and bouser in proportion, taking three potations, pottle-deep, at every meal.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

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  • If a pottle is two quarts, surely its depth varies with the area of the space available to flow into...

    September 24, 2008