Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A late supper, after the ordinary meal so called.

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Examples

  • * A rere-supper was a night-meal, and sometimes signified a

    Ivanhoe

  • The ladies at length swept out of the hall, and Robert and Alexander called for more wine for a rere-supper to drink to James's good journey; but Kennedy tore himself from their hospitable violence, and again he and

    The Caged Lion

  • "It is indeed full time," said the noble Athelstane; "for, if we ride not the faster, the worthy Abbot Waltheoff's preparations for a rere-supper [25] will be altogether spoiled."

    Ivanhoe

  • 24 A rere-supper was a night-meal, and sometimes signified a collation, which was given at a late hour, after the regular supper had made its appearance.

    Ivanhoe

  • We shall have Paulett in anon to convey my rere-supper. "

    Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland

  • The supper took place at an early hour, six or seven o’clock at latest — the rere-supper was a postliminary banquet, a hors d’oeuvre, which made its appearance at ten or eleven, and served as an apology for prolonging the entertainment till midnight.] and of drinking deep after them.”

    Woodstock

  • "It is indeed full time," said the noble Athelstane; "for, if we ride not the faster, the worthy Abbot Waltheoff's preparations for a rere-supper A rere-supper was a night-meal, and sometimes signified a collation, which was given at a late hour, after the regular supper had made its appearance.

    Ivanhoe. A Romance

  • The supper took place at an early hour, six or seven o'clock at latest -- the rere-supper was a postliminary banquet, a _hors d'oeuvre_, which made its appearance at ten or eleven, and served as an apology for prolonging the entertainment till midnight.] and of drinking deep after them. "

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

  • Heptarchy, but as those of the Druids, and to have furnished the chorus to the hymns of those venerable persons when they went to the wood to gather mistletoe.] [Footnote 25: A rere-supper was a night-meal, and sometimes signified a collation, which was given at a late hour, after the regular supper had made its appearance.

    Ivanhoe

  • The supper took place at an early hour, six or seven o'clock at lates - the rere-supper was a postliminary banquet, a horse d'oeuvre, which made its appearance at ten or eleven, and served as an apology for prolonging the entertainment till midnight. "

    The Old Foodie

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