yard of ale


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yard of ale

n. pl. yards of ale
1. A slender glass shaped like a horn that is about three feet tall and holds about three pints.
2. The amount of liquid that a yard of ale can hold.

yard of ale

n
1. (Brewing) the beer or ale contained in a narrow horn-shaped drinking glass, usually about one yard long and holding between two and three pints
2. (Ceramics) such a drinking glass itself
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REFRESHERS WEEK: Student Matthew Stead, 20, drinks a St George's Day cocktail | |from a half a yard of ale glass in the Cambridge pub, in Mulberry Street, in 2003
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