Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drinking-cup having two handles on opposite sides, as distinguished from loving-cup, which usually has more.
  • n. A kind of cup, made with new ale and sherry, sweetened, to which soda-water is added immediately before drinking.

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Examples

  • ‘I admit the general rule, sir,’ I replied; ‘but this was a parting-cup between Darsie and me; and I should conceive it fell under the exception of DOCH AN DORROCH.’

    Redgauntlet

  • Croesus, Darius, Zopyrus and Gyges to drink a parting-cup with him.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 06

  • About an hour after this, James calls for the _Voidee_, or parting-cup, and the company disperse.

    Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Complete

  • 'I admit the general rule, sir,' I replied; 'but this was a parting-cup between Darsie and me; and I should conceive it fell under the exception of DOCH AN DORROCH.'

    Redgauntlet

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