• WordNet 3.6
    • n flagon a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout; used to hold alcoholic beverages (usually wine)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flagon A vessel with a narrow mouth, used for holding and conveying liquors. It is generally larger than a bottle, and of leather or stoneware rather than of glass. "A trencher of mutton chops, and a flagon of ale."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flagon A vessel for holding liquids, especially for table use. It has a spout, a handle, and usually a cover.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Flagon flag′un a vessel with a narrow neck for holding liquids.
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  • Bible
    “Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. [The Song Of Solomon 2:5]”
  • W. C. Fields
    “Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. flacon, for flascon, fr. OF. flasche, from LL. flasco,. See Flask
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. flacon for flascon—Low L. flasco. See Flask.


In literature:

The captain hastily swallowed some wine from a flagon, cast a look of scorn and anger upon Francisco, and rushed on deck.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
Among them was a silver-plated communion flagon.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
The happy Emma acted the part of Hebe, and presented the flagons to the merry carousers.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844" by Various
Flagons of grape-juice and various light and phosphorescent beverages stood on the sideboard.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol 150, February 9, 1916" by Various
A flagon, a mighty flagon of most ancient sack.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
He took three pellets of the White Stone, put them into a flagon of wine, and gave them to Du Dsi Tschun to drink.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Then one from the other side danced out, holding his flagon and grasping his fat wife round the waist.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
There is one nail, fastened in a sure place; and on it hang all the flagons and all the cups.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
May we be as willing to give our blood when asked, as this good flagon to yield its red cheer to us!
"The Fifth of November" by Charles S. Bentley
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with champagne, for my heart is faint with love!
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
But she was soon roused from that fraudulent dwam by my grandfather, who, seizing a flagon of wine, dashed it upon her face.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
Food and drink had been found in the camp, and a flagon of wine heartened Brian greatly.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
A pair of bracelets of flagon pattern.
"Ten Girls from History" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
Little shelves were hung all about his person, and on these and on his hat were placed pots and jars, cakes and flagons.
"The City Curious" by Jean de Bosschère
After the first course had been consumed, the roasted meats were removed, and the flagons began to circulate.
"Tales from the German. Volume II." by Carl Franz van der Velde
A jewelled flagon stood on a table across the room.
"Black Amazon of Mars" by Leigh Brackett
Ye would not even keep from dreamland for the sake of a flagon of wine.
"With Ring of Shield" by Knox Magee
Our host, Mr Ginger, received us with great cordiality, and a flagon of superior ale.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
The abbess begged of him to cease this joking, and rather to welcome her with some flagons of wine.
"Bartholomew Sastrow" by Bartholomew Sastrow
Here be their defenders athirst and not a flagon on the table.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy

In poetry:

Come, let us go, each pulse is precious,
Come, ere the day has lost its dawn;
And you shall quaff life's finest essence
From primal flagons drawn!
"A Taunt" by Maurice Thompson
Bright on the board the gifts are spread,
The flagons gleam, the trenchers smoke;
The boar's is now the laurelled head,
Now is the Feast of simple folk.
"A Christmas Carol" by Alfred Austin
Sweet hardy kindly hands
Like these were his that stands
With heel on gorge
Seen trampling down the dragon
On sign or flask or flagon,
Sweet Saint George.
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Thou saidest: I am sick of love:
Stay me with flagons, comfort me
With apples for my pain thereof
Till my hands gather in his tree
That fruit wherein my lips would be.
"Aholibah" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
And the village-folk came and begged to see
The flagon which was dug from the ground.
And the old man never thought of an oath, in his joy
At showing what he had found.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
A thousand shrubs and flow'rets
Delicious pleasure bring,
But beautiful Pomona
Must be the queen of spring;
And out of her flagon the peach and pear
Their chalices fill with essence rare.
"Apple Blossoms" by Hattie Howard

In news:

The light gray, injection-molded parts of Trumpeter's Su-15TM Flagon F feature little flash and nicely recessed panel lines.