• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cocktailed having the tail cocked or tilted up
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  • Vance Havner
    “I'm tied of hearing about temperance instead of abstinence, in order to please the cocktail crowd in church congregations.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done.”
  • Harold Macmillan
    “Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.”
  • Will Rogers
    “One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and a mask on his face.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. coc; Ice. kokkr.


In literature:

Somehow it won't seem quite in keeping with the cocktails, will it?
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
Won't you have a cocktail?
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
I've no use for cocktails.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
Take ten or fifteen years off of you and ten or fifteen thousand cocktails, and I'd say 'God bless you!
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
And, in truth, she was proud of her cocktails.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
I must tell you first that I had been having some champagne cocktails and a whisky and soda.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Billing's panegyric of the Saratoga cocktail than to Thady Gallagher's patriotic denunciation of the flunkeys of the rent office.
"General John Regan" by George A. Birmingham
He stepped inside, touched a bell and ordered a cocktail.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Chill these ingredients thoroughly, pour over eight oysters and serve in cocktail glasses.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
Or shall I say cocktails, as we're, on our way to America?
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
I'd even drink one of Babe's cocktails.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Serve a grape fruit cocktail first.
"Games For All Occasions" by Mary E. Blain
Well, just before luncheon I was astonished to see cocktails appear.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
She sat down gracefully, smiled at the waiter, and ordered a cocktail.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
I whistled and sang, and took a cocktail on the strength of it.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
We had various liqueurs before dinner, and excellent cocktails made by the General's A.D.C.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
I guess I had too strong a cocktail, he!
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
Slum lowered his cocktail and turned a disgusted look on him.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Come and have a cocktail before I go!
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
From the pantry came a sound with which Peter was familiar, for Stryker was shaking the cocktails.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs

In poetry:

Others say the cocktail shaker
Is a noted trouble maker;
And declare that men stir up
Woe in every claret-cup.
"The Alcoholic Albatross" by C J Dennis
Nobody I know would like to be buried
with a silver cocktail-shaker,
a transistor radio and a strangled
daily help, or keep his word because
"Thanksgiving for a Habitat" by W H Auden
Is your mouth parched, from an all-night spree?
Taking a pick-me-up, Paddy Magee?
Cocktail - or simple soda and b.? -
Which is the "antidote," Paddy Magee?
"Paddy McGee" by Harry Breaker Morant
"Today you had 'cocktails' for luncheon—
They tasted like sulphured cologne.
They—were followed by poisonous highballs
That fell in my depths like a stone.
"Owed To Volstead" by Wallace Irwin
By night our student Underground
At cocktail parties whisper round
From ear to ear;
Fat figures in the public eye
Collapse next morning, ambushed by
Some witty sneer.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
All that summer I learned life
back into my own
seven rooms, visited the swan boats,
the market, answered the phone,
served cocktails as a wife
should, made love among my petticoats
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton

In news:

Halloween Cocktail Party & Ghost Lecutre at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn.
Cocktail party and fashion show benefits Partners for Quality Inc. November 19, 2012 6:05 am.
LONDON show ROOMS closing cocktail party .
Allen Smith cocktail party with Westport Garden Club.
Allen Smith Cocktail party with KCPT Major Donors.
THR Celebrates Film at Cocktail Party .
THR Hosts Toronto Film Festival Cocktail Party For Top Industry Players At The Thompson Hotel (Video).
THR's Toronto International Film Festival Cocktail Party .
Michael Pitt, Bill Skarsgard and more attend The Hollywood Reporter's cocktail party during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at the Thompson Hotel.
Tossed from the Art Pope-David Koch cocktail party .
The 25 Club holds committee cocktail party in Upper St Clair.
MaxMara's Pre-Crystal and Lucy Awards Cocktail Party Brings Out the Chic.
Robot Study of ' Cocktail Party Problem' Hints at Human Hearing Glitch.
Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 5th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party held at Cecconi's Restaurant West Hollywood.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Octavia Spencer attend the 5th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party held at Cecconi's Restaurant West Hollywood.

In science:

Whereas the p-U data are well reproduced by a cocktail of hadronic sources (with the somewhat uncertain extrapolation of the Drell-Yan contribution into low masses), the S data shows an enhancement of lowmass pairs.
Highlights on Dilepton and Photon Observables
The measured e+ e− invariant mass spectrum is compared to the hadronic cocktail in Figure 2 (left).
New Results on Pb-Au Collisions at 40 AGeV from the CERES/NA45 Experiment
Also shown is the hadronic cocktail without r (thin solid line).
New Results on Pb-Au Collisions at 40 AGeV from the CERES/NA45 Experiment
All calculations are from . normalized to the hadronic cocktail in the p0 -Dalitz region.
New Results on Pb-Au Collisions at 40 AGeV from the CERES/NA45 Experiment
The “cocktail” contribution represents decays from on-shell vector mesons, at the end of the hadronic evolution.
Electromagnetic radiation from relativistic nuclear collisions
STAR is capable of measuring the mass and width of the ρ meson (in a corresponding ”cocktail” plot) from the hadronic decay channel in p+p and Au+Au collisions (see figure 2).
Resonance Production in STAR
The cocktail contribution is in agreement with the experimental points.
Modification of the pi-omega-rho vertex in nuclear medium and its influence on the dilepton production rate in relativistic heavy-ion collisions
Blue solid line is fc (m), the total dielectron yield from the sum of contributions or ‘cocktail’ of meson Dalitz decays; Red solid line is fdir (m) the internal conversion mee spectrum from a direct-photon (M >> mee ).
Results from RHIC with Implications for LHC
Black solid line is a fit of the data to the sum of cocktail plus direct contributions in the range 80 < mee < 300 MeV/c2 . b) (right) Invariant cross section (p-p) or invariant yield (Au+Au) of direct photons as a function of pT .
Results from RHIC with Implications for LHC
The PHENIX result is limited by large uncertainties, both statistical and systematic, due to the large combinatorial background and the resulting low signal to background ratio S/B and low cocktail to background ratio C/B.
Photons and low-mass dileptons: results from PHENIX
Cocktail of hadronic sources The results are compared to a cocktail containing all the known hadronic sources.
Photons and low-mass dileptons: results from PHENIX
After generating the various sources, the cocktail is filtered through the ideal acceptance of the PHENIX detector and smeared with the detector resolution. π0 is the dominant electron source and also the fundamental input for EXODUS.
Photons and low-mass dileptons: results from PHENIX
The shaded band represents the systematic uncertainty of the cocktail.
Photons and low-mass dileptons: results from PHENIX
The bottom panels show the ratio of data to cocktail.
Photons and low-mass dileptons: results from PHENIX
For semi-peripheral and semi-central events there seems to be a small enhancement of the measured yield with respect to the cocktail that increases with centrality, both in the low-mass region (LMR, m = 0.15 - 0.75 GeV/c2 ) and the intermediate mass region (IMR, m = 1.2 - 2.8 GeV/c2 ) .
Photons and low-mass dileptons: results from PHENIX