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loving cup

n.
1. A large ornamental wine vessel, usually made of silver and having two or more handles.
2. A large ornamental vessel given as an award in modern sporting contests and similar events.
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loving cup

n
1. a large vessel, usually two-handled, out of which people drink in turn at a banquet
2. a similar cup awarded to the winner of a competition
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lov′ing cup`


n.
1. a large drinking cup with two or more handles given as a prize or token of esteem.
2. a large drinking cup with several handles that is passed from person to person.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loving cup - a large drinking vessel (usually with two handles) that people drink out of in turn at a banquet
drinking vessel - a vessel intended for drinking
2.loving cup - a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition; "the school kept the cups is a special glass case"
Davis Cup - cup awarded for the annual international team tennis competition
trophy, prize - something given as a token of victory
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They had dined him, toasted him, and the club loving cup had been drained to his success and his safe return.
For collectors, the event has spawned a boatload of commemoratives: there are coins, medallions, stamps, diecast models, cigarette lighters, ceramic thimbles, plates, mugs and loving cups, drinking glasses and even replica medals.
The Derby atmosphere in the cabin was set with silver loving cups and platters, horseshoes, oversized ladies' hats, yellow roses and ferns, and toy horses.
Her previous three reviews for Ceramics: Art and Perception were "Loving Cups" (An Ocean in a Cup); "Snap!
Our Best in Class tables are filled with loving cups, to indicate the providers that stand out in various asset sizes.
In 1930, Noke introduced Royal Doulton's first limited editions of prestige loving cups and jugs, with scenes from literature, history and royal occasions.
And only 500 of these Halcyon Days Royal Wedding enamelled boxes are being made, pounds 235 (www.mulberryhall.co.uk, 01904 620736) A nice one for the mantelpiece, just 2,011 of these Royal Wedding loving cups are being made,pounds 75 (www.royalworcester.
This type of ale bowl was meant to be passed around the table from drinker to drinker, hence the two handles, rather like the loving cups made in this country.
Loving cups date back to the middle ages and are traditionally filled with spiced wine known as sack, which guests share in a ceremony to symbolise trust and friendship.
A Masonic feel to the occasion: men (and only men, I regret) with oddsounding titles sharing loving cups of wine and passing both port bottle and communal silver snuff boxes to the left.
Among other souvenirs is a newly minted pounds 5 coin designed and produced at the Royal Mint at Llantrysant in Wales and a number of other souvenirs which have been specially produced for the occasion in the shape of cups, saucers, loving cups and paper weights.
My late wife Hillie collected around 100 tigs, which are three-handled drinking mugs, friendship or loving cups. They are in the hallway.