from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel made to hold a pint, properly one made to hold a Scotch pint, which is much larger than the English. See pint.


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  • I tell thee, Alan, I have seen a better seated on the fourth round of a ladder, and painting a bare-breeched Highlander, holding a pint-stoup as big as himself, and a booted Lowlander, in a bobwig, supporting a glass of like dimensions; the whole being designed to represent the sign of the Salutation.


  • Almost before the clatter had ceased, and while there was yet scarce an assurance whether the castle was standing or falling, Caleb exclaimed, “Heaven be praised! this comes to hand like the boul of a pint-stoup.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Burns told Thomson and Mrs. Dunlop that this noble and most moving song was old; but nobody believed him then, and nobody believes him now. pint-stoup = _pint-mug_ braes = _hill-sides_ gowans = _daisies_ paidl't = _paddled_ burn = _brook_ fiere = _friend_, _companion_ guid-willie = _well-meant_, _full of good-will_ waught = _draught_

    Lyra Heroica A Book of Verse for Boys

  • "What old memories this garden calls up," said Nina, who like many essentially simple and direct people, had a strong dash of sentiment and a strong penchant for being her own emotional pint-stoup on the traditional subjects and occasions.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Our cabins and state-rooms are large and commodious, our provisions excellent and our liquor tolerable; but I long for a drink of scotch two penny, and will salute the first pint-stoup I meet and kiss the first Scotch earth I touch.

    Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776

  • But when the first keg was on the table, and the men, each with his pint-stoup before him, had seated themselves round, there came a knocking at the door -- loud, insistent, imperious.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • Highlander, holding a pint-stoup as big as himself, and a booted


  • There are three of you -- you will be for the auld Scots peremptory pint-stoup for the success of the voyage? '


  • Scots peremptory pint-stoup for the success of the voyage?’



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