- v. present participle of wassail.
“To go out singing from door to door at Christmas is called wassailing -- a relic of the ancient time when wassail was a common word.”
“A very old custom was that of "wassailing" the fruit trees on”
“This is called "wassailing" the trees, and is thought by some to be "a relic of the heathen sacrifice to Pomona.”
“It was a mad orgy of imagination, wassailing in the skull of a dying man who half sobbed under his breath and was quick with the wild flutter of fading heart-beats.”
“When I was a kid, we sang a lot; not just going to the neighbours (wassailing) but also at home.”
“An evening's wassailing not being what it once was, Twelfth Night has declined into one of the less widely celebrated of the ancient festivals.”
“Fearing the dark, into which he observed all men passed, he built beyond the dark a fairer region, a happier hunting-ground, a jollier and robuster feasting-hall and wassailing-place, and called it variously”
“Or, go wassailing in a jolly bow tie or party sock that peeks out from just below your gray flannels.”
“A fanciful 19th century image of the far older midwinter custom of wassailing — drinking to the health of trees, crops, livestock and people.”
“Did your Yuletide wassailing awaken poetic memories and did you recite it loudly to the gathered merrymakers?”
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