potations


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potations

[pəʊˈteɪʃənz] NPL (frm) → libaciones fpl

potations

pl (liter)Zecherei f
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Chillip's own brain, under his potations of negus, to divert his attention from this topic to his own affairs, on which, for the next half-hour, he was quite loquacious; giving me to understand, among other pieces of information, that he was then at the Gray's Inn Coffee-house to lay his professional evidence before a Commission of Lunacy, touching the state of mind of a patient who had become deranged from excessive drinking.
This amusement is superintended by the Friar, according to the recurrence of certain fustian words, to be repeated by every compotator in turn before he drank a species of High Jinks, as it were, by which they regulated their potations, as toasts were given in latter times.
Potations, pottle deep, again went round; never did beverage excite greater glee, or meet with more rapturous commendation.
His carousals, too, were not of the most quiet kind, nor were his potations as mild as nectar.
The tooth-drawer and the gleeman called for a cup of small ale apiece, and started off together for Ringwood fair, the old jongleur looking very yellow in the eye and swollen in the face after his overnight potations.
This solemn proceeding always took place in the afternoon of the day succeeding his return; perhaps, because the boys acquired strength of mind from the suspense of the morning, or, possibly, because Mr Squeers himself acquired greater sternness and inflexibility from certain warm potations in which he was wont to indulge after his early dinner.
He also eschews hot potations, and addicts himself to a tankard of ale, which is brought him by the barmaid.