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  • noun Alternative spelling of pocket flask.


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  • After emitting which Orphic utterance at West Point, Styles Staple emptied the partnership's pocket-flask, and then slept peacefully until we reached the "Cradle of the Confederacy."

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • Then the other travellers turn and look at me, listen to catch my words, and tell the new-comers at every station, until I'm afraid to take a nap for fear of snoring, afraid to read lest somebody should be scandalized at my novel, or to lunch lest I should be reported as a drunkard for taking a sip of sherry (the physician prescribes it) from a pocket-flask.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866

  • 'Tis a wonder he wouldn't send a lad round the course before him givin 'the ditches a dash from a pocket-flask the way he'd be in his iliment should he take a toss -- the thirsty poor fella!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-04-21

  • As best he could with one hand, he got out his pocket-flask, and finally managed to force a little of the liquor between the clenched teeth.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge

  • If not so fortunate, the waterbottle or, if again lucky, a pocket-flask was brought into service.

    The 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's) A Record of its Services in the Great War, 1914-1919

  • A bystander removed his pipe from his mouth, and with it pointed to a flattened pocket-flask sticking out of her smashed reticule, half-under her, and sententiously explained:

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • I took out my pocket-flask, too, and forced a few drops between his teeth.

    The Firefly of France

  • And now the attempt to pretend that nothing had happened -- when the criminal in question was doubtless swigging from a pocket-flask at this very moment for the courage to support his flagrant impudence in trying to see Nancy again.

    Young People's Pride

  • And then HELEN BULLITT LOWRY, the exponent of the cocktailored young lady of today, averring that to the pocket-flask, that milepost between the time that was and the time that is, we owe the single standard of drinking.


  • She flung her pitcher of water in his face and over his head, and poured brandy from her little leather-covered pocket-flask down his throat.

    Phantom Wires A Novel


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