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  • n. Plural form of toper.


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  • One day two large "topers" (a small species of shark), about six feet long, were sent from Scarboro '.

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  • The only ones that will be hurt will be the topers and seasoned drinkers of a single generation.

    Chapter 38

  • Everyone's an amateur, mind you, compared to the champion topers in Luxembourg who drain 15.56 litres of pure alcohol every year.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • It was calculated that half of the men drank 2 ounces a day; one-quarter (“habitual temperate drinkers”), 6 ounces; one-eighth (“regular topers, and occasional drunkards”), 12 ounces; and another eighth (“confirmed drunkards”) 24 ounces.


  • If they were regular topers, like normal religionists are, the islamic threat would disappear overnight.


  • From the moment of their departure, it became bad tone to remain behind; and all, as in a retreating army, were eager to be foremost, excepting MacTurk and a few stanch topers, who, unused to meet with such good cheer every day of their lives, prudently determined to make the most of the opportunity.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Whether those who shared in the compotation were more seasoned topers — whether Middlemas drank more than they — or whether, as he himself afterwards suspected, his cup had been drugged, like those of

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • But prithee, Robin, wilt thou see if Nanty Ewart be, as is most likely, amongst these unhappy topers; and if so, let him step this way cannily, and speak to me and this young gentleman.


  • The landlord indeed spoke a little thick, and the texts of Mr. Thomas Trumbull stumbled on his tongue; but Nanty was one of those topers, who, becoming early what bon vivants term flustered, remain whole nights and days at the same point of intoxication; and, in fact, as they are seldom entirely sober, can be as rarely seen absolutely drunk.


  • I drank a couple of glasses of an abominable sort of feeble salts in a state of very gentle effervescence; but, though there was a very pretty girl who served it, the drink was abominable, and it was a marvel to see the various topers, who tossed off glass after glass, which the fair-haired little Hebe delivered sparkling from the well.

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine


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