Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A party at which wine is a chief feature; a drinking-party.
“One looks back to what was called a ‘wine-party’ with a sort of wonder.”
“One day at a wine-party a man insinuated that he was not really the son of the royal pair.”
“Agathon had won the tragic prize and invited many friends to a wine-party.”
“But if it was difficult to get the company together at six o'clock under the friendly disguise of a wine-party, doubly difficult was it to expect them to muster at eleven in the morning.”
“Independently of the time actually occupied by a wine-party, any excess will, probably, indispose you for study the morning after;”
“I knew _water-drinkers_ at Oxford, who yielded to none of their companions in liveliness and all social qualities, either in their own room or at the wine-party of a friend.”
“In short, at a tolerably large wine-party there was wasted, or _worse than wasted_, a quantity of Port wine sufficient to check the ravages of a typhus fever in an entire village.”
“One of these young men gave a wine-party in his lodgings, and some one proposed, by way of a lark, to wake up a young woman who lived in the house opposite, and fetch her out of bed, so a rocket was produced and fired through the open window.”
“He must never be seen out of his rooms except at lecture before two o'clock, and never return to a wine-party after chapel.”
“He goes to a wine-party, toasts the university officers, sings sentiments, asks for tongs to sugar his coffee, finds his cap and gown stolen and old ones left in their place.”
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