from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See the extract.
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"I managed to stow away a couple o 'bottles of Bourbon whisky I got to Providence after I left hum, an' I thought I would have a licker-up arter we parted with you an 'your brother, mister, I felt so kinder lonesome."
"By thunder!" said the Rhode Islander to his friend the sea captain, both looking on with much interest at the affecting scene, "I'm glad I made him come in here anyhow, and we'll have a licker-up on the strength of it, Cap'en Brown.