from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a libation, as by pouring out wine.
  • To pour out, as wine or milk.
  • To make a libation to; honor with a libation.
  • To take a drink.


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  • It is designed rather to win the esteem of bar-tenders, loosen the tongues of suspects, libate the thirsty stool-pigeon, and prime other accepted sources of information.

    Zone Policeman 88; a close range study of the Panama canal and its workers

  • "Let us libate to the gods of chance, gentlemen; and then take a stroll."

    Desert Dust

  • "A son of Israel has no gods whom he can libate," he said, playing with the water to hide his amazement, now greater than before.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

  • Then ag'in, he don't drink; he tells me so himse'f when I invites him to libate.

    Wolfville Nights

  • Let us libate, suhs, in order to tackle our provender in proper spirit. "

    Desert Dust

  • "When the game is over, they refer to their tablets and cast up their accounts; then they libate the gods and put a crown upon the happy winner.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ


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