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Potation   Listen

A serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg.  Synonyms: draft, draught, tipple.
The act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink).

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"Potation" Quotes from Famous Books

... RYCK, an ophthalmist at Amsterdam, and of GELLIUS DE BOUMA, the Zutphen ecclesiastic. The latter is especially famous. In harmony with the beard is the heavy face, seventy-seven years old, showing the fulness of long-continued potation, and hands like the face, original and ...
— The Best Portraits in Engraving • Charles Sumner

... The potation, however, had done its work but partially; there remained the itch of something still to be desired, an elevation yet unattained, and Dennis saw no other way up the sheer height than by an appeal to the barman ...
— The Flaw in the Sapphire • Charles M. Snyder

... for their ancient civilisation and their wealth. Their national drink was chocolate, and Montezuma, their Emperor, who lived in a state of luxurious magnificence, "took no other beverage than the chocolatl, a potation of chocolate, flavoured with vanilla and other spices, and so prepared as to be reduced to a froth of the consistency of honey, which gradually dissolved in the mouth and was taken cold. This beverage if so ...
— Cocoa and Chocolate - Their History from Plantation to Consumer • Arthur W. Knapp

Words linked to "Potation" :   imbibing, imbibition, quaff, drink, drinking

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