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  • n. Plural form of brimmer.


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  • Preserved Coppinger (a hot fellow in his night, may the mouther of guard have mastic on him!) in a pullwoman of our first transhibernian with one still sadder circumstance which is a dirkandurk heartskewerer if ever to bring bouncing brimmers from marbled eyes.

    Finnegans Wake

  • The wenches were doubly diligent, and brought brimmers of

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • He distinguished drunken voices singing snatches of bacchanalian songs, while now and then stentorian mouths called for fresh brimmers, and new toasts were drunk with uproarious applause.

    The Golden Dog

  • He ate up two-thirds of the capon, and, devoting the first bumper to the happy restoration of Charles, second of the name, he finished a quart of wine; for he belonged to a school accustomed to feed the flame of their loyalty with copious brimmers.


  • And the stout old gentleman emptied his bumper; to which Dick replied by filling and emptying a pair of brimmers, one for the General and one for the Duke.

    The History of Henry Esmond

  • No wonder, then, that they made a straight wake for the whale's mouth -- the bar -- when the wrinkled little old Jonah, there officiating, soon poured them out brimmers all round.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • A keg of brandy was broached, and the health of the new brother quaffed in brimmers.


  • "Right, Father Magauran; do put a heap on them, if you can; but, at all events, let them be brimmers; I'm going to propose a toast."

    The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One

  • In another moment the guests were on their feet like so many statues, all hushed as death, but with eyes glancing with expectation, and hands outstretched, which displayed their loyal brimmers.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • After the sangaree, strong, and highly spiced, had been quaffed, the excitement grew wilder, and the leader of our revels exclaimed, at the top of his voice, "Wine, gentlemen, wine -- brimmers!" and thus continued --

    Rattlin the Reefer


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