from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A punch in which lime-juice is substituted for lemon-juice.
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At the lime-punch reception I shepherded Hesta past a good many pale old maids and mothers and well-brought-up American racist males who tried, by raised eyebrows and frowns, to show my valiant lady-companion she was out of her element.
Falconer, in consequence of the whole party making free with lime-punch on the eve of its being launched.