A three-bottle man

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • A three-bottle man one who could drink three bottles without losing his decorum
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bouteille, dim. of botte, a vessel for liquids—Low L. butis, a vessel.

Usage

In literature:

A three-bottle man would have gone over.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
The one man was killed by logwood rum at two cents a glass, the other by a beverage three dollars a bottle.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
He wanted more every day, until he rose to be a three-bottle man.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
While we were falling back to the main road, a man from each section filled three water bottles from the rescued cart.
"The Black Watch" by Scout Joe Cassells
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In news:

A man is going to spend three days in jail and pay a $10,000 fine for redeeming New Hampshire bottles and cans in Maine to collect the 5 cent deposit.
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