- From Nordic skål, which is used for raising a toast and also means bowl. (That there is a relation to English "skull" is urban legend.) (Wiktionary)
- Danish and Norwegian skaal, cup, skoal, from Old Norse skāl, bowl, drinking vessel; see skel-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I was going to say "skoal" as my paternal grandparents are Danish and that IS my usual toast.”
“skoal" to them in turn, and so Gerda the Queen had come home.”
“Weymouth, and thereafter drank 'skoal' to me when we chased the trading ship. ”
“Maybe what was said tonight will discourage some of our fellow citizens who seem determined to buy desert land and hoard gold, bullets, and skoal in their pickup trucks.”
“ Skal or skoal was the Norwegian word used in drinking a health.”
“This, I suspect, is to be about her first real tussle; skoal to the victor!”
“He gate shut a mooar stuff nor ivver he'd getten shut on afooar in a wick, but his purse wor varry little heavier at neet nor it wor i'th 'morning, for as t'mooast ov his customers wor connected wi th' Sunday skoal, an 'they all wanted sarvin' that day, he discovered at Testy worn't likely to prove all profit after all.”
“Drank in accordance with ancestral usage, a skoal to his father,”
“This man's got a skoal patch worn into the back pocket of his jeans, a quiet demeanor, and will shoot 4 rounds through the same hole in the target.”
“-- Smoking; tobacco of any sort -- Cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, skoal.”
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