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jo·rum

 (jôr′əm)
n.
1. A large drinking bowl.
2. The amount that such a bowl contains.

[Perhaps after Joram, who brought vessels of silver, gold, and brass to King David (II Samuel 8:10).]

jorum

(ˈdʒɔːrəm)
n
(Units) a large drinking bowl or vessel or its contents: a jorum of punch.
[C18: probably named after Jorum, who brought vessels of silver, gold, and brass to King David (II Samuel 8:10)]

jo•rum

(ˈdʒɔr əm, ˈdʒoʊr-)

n.
1. a large bowl or container for drink.
2. the contents of such a container.
[1720–30; said to be after Joram, who brought silver, gold, and brass bowls to David (2 Samuel 8:10)]

Jorum

 a large quantity; a large drinking vessel and its contents.
Examples: jorum of gossip, 1872; of mulled port, 1823; of punch, 1868.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jorum - a large drinking bowljorum - a large drinking bowl    
bowl - a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
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In a minute he had brewed two steaming jorums of spirits-and-water; as he handed me one, I feared he was going to drink my health, or toast my luck; but no, he was the one man I had met who seemed, as he said, to "understand.
The Aged prepared such a haystack of buttered toast, that I could scarcely see him over it as it simmered on an iron stand hooked on to the top-bar; while Miss Skiffins brewed such a jorum of tea, that the pig in the back premises became strongly excited, and repeatedly expressed his desire to participate in the entertainment.
So saying, the good fellow went to work to prepare a jorum of that fragrant beverage, and all hands tasted it with satisfaction.