Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Posset made with sack, with or without mixture of ale: formerly brewed customarily on a wedding-night.

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Examples

  • For instance, if Pepys mentions that he nearly ate a sack-posset, someone may well sign on and tell you what it is and how to cook it.

    Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » Samuel Pepys, blogger

  • When they got access, they found him lying in his naked bed, with a sack-posset, and some confections by him; which I humbly judge was not a very becoming posture at that time for a General.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Volume I.

  • For many years sack-posset was drunk at weddings, sometimes within the bridal chamber; but not with noisy revelry, as in old England.

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England

  • A girl who did not know everything from the roasting of a turkey to the making of sack-posset, and through all the gradations of pickling and preserving, was not considered

    A Little Girl in Old Boston

  • Herbert, and I will sing thee the sweetest of English ditties, and make thee such a sack-posset as never could be made out of old

    St. George and St. Michael

  • He flung the joint-stools in his tent at the heads of the officers of state, and kicked his aides-de-camp round his pavilion; and, in fact, a maid of honor, who brought a sack-posset in to his

    Rebecca and Rowena; a romance upon romance

  • An excellent cook in a plain way -- indeed, she had no practice in any other -- she would brew strong ale and mead, or mix a sack-posset with, any innkeeper in the city.

    Old Saint Paul's A Tale of the Plague and the Fire

  • He flung the joint-stools in his tent at the heads of the officers of state, and kicked his aides-de-camp round his pavilion; and, in fact, a maid of honor, who brought a sack-posset in to his Majesty from the Queen after he came in from the assault, came spinning like a football out of the royal tent just as

    Burlesques

  • Determining that the poney knew the road, and hoping to get a little sleep in the cart, Eustace set off immediately on his mountain-expedition, and Isabel busied herself in putting all things in order, and preparing plumb-porridge, and sack-posset, as a festive regale to celebrate the re-assembling of the family-party, who, she determined, should sup merrily in the new library.

    The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3 An Historical Novel

  • December, like the slothful Prelatists; but ye will gorge on sack-posset each night in the year with your blind Presbyterian guide, and ye will speak evil of dignities, and revile the Commonwealth; and ye will glorify yourselves in your park of Woodstock, and say, 'Was it not walled in first of any other in England, and that by Henry, son of

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

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  • "Posset made with sack, with or without mixture of ale: formerly brewed customarily on a wedding-night."

    --Century Dictionary

    January 15, 2011