grace cup

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grace cup cup to be passed around for the final toast after a meal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grace cup A cup or vessel in which a health is drunk after grace.
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Usage

In literature:

Then he called on Grace, as related, and returned to the works about six o'clock: he ordered a cup of tea at seven, which Jael brought him.
"Put Yourself in His Place" by Charles Reade
M'ADAM'S pride in the great Cup that now graced his kitchen was supreme.
"Bob, Son of Battle" by Alfred Ollivant
Elfreda poured another cup of chocolate, then seated herself on the floor beside Grace.
"Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
Will ye not pledge me in a grace cup?
"Rob Roy, Volume 2., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Will ye not pledge me in a grace cup?
"Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
You go now and ask Grace Wickens, my gal, to give you a cup of hot cocoa.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
Horace went with his father and the "cup and saucer," as he called Grace and Cassy.
"Dotty Dimple Out West" by Sophie May
In the morning Sedgwick got a cup of coffee early, and was just going out, when Grace came running up to him in the hall.
"The Wedge of Gold" by C. C. Goodwin
Upon inspecting the cups after the graceful performance was concluded, there was not a chip upon one of them.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
She seizes a little cup, stoops over a man gracefully, and raises his head.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
Follet spat his words out very sweetly; his poisonous grace grew on him in his cups.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Skilfully the slender hands held it, gracefully poured it for the man doomed to death, taking this final cup served by her.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Each received a flowing cupful and drank it with what grace she might, until Patty's turn came.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
He speaks of "grace cups" and "treating the Deputies," and sent gifts of wine to his friends.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
See, Doll's trencher is empty, and the grace-cup is standing by your elbow unheeded.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
Father never toucheth the wine-cup but to grace a guest, and loves water from the spring.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
The grace-cup was passed round.
"Her Season in Bath" by Emma Marshall
Yet into that mean cup Thy grace will pour The love that overflows for evermore.
"Matelda and the Cloister of Hellfde" by Matilda of Magdeburg
Your Graces pardon: when we get a cup, Sir, We old men prate a pace.
"Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (3 of 10): The Loyal Subject" by Francis Beaumont
No great lady, trained in the social graces, could have handed one a cup of coffee with more assurance and ease of manner.
"The Carter Girls" by Nell Speed
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In poetry:

Thy tender cups, that graceful swell,
Droop sad beneath her chilly dews;
Thy odours seek their silken cell,
And twilight veils thy languid hues.
"Sonnet - To The Lilly" by Ann Radcliffe
"Pray God bless us all," said jolly Robin,
"And our meat within this place;
A cup of sack so good will nourish our blood,
And so do I end my grace."
"Robin Hood And The Butcher" by Andrew Lang
yours:
Sparkling, in cups of gold, your wines shall flow,
Grace that fair hand, in that dear bosom glow;
Fruits of each clime, and flowers, through all the
"The Parish Register - Part II: Marriages" by George Crabbe
Then back to camp, with trumpet's bray,
We hied in joyful haste;
And wife and child, with roundelay,
With clanging cup and waltzes gay,
Our glorious triumph graced.
"Count Eberhard, The Groaner Of Wurtembert. A War Song" by Friedrich von Schiller
And smiled for shame, and drank a cup of wine,
And held a candle, and searched her face
Through all the little shadows, to see what secret
Might give so warm a grace . . .
"The House Of Dust: Part 03: 02:" by Conrad Potter Aiken
See how I hold the flute in my left hand;
In right the pheasant's plume, waved like a wand;
With visage red, where rouge you think to trace,
While the duke pleased, sends down the cup of grace!
"An Officer Tells Of His Mean Employment" by Confucius

In news:

Havre de Grace made a decisive case for favoritism in next month's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr.
Ex-Bear grew up with FedEx Cup champ, impressed with his grace in bad times.
Shocking voyeur shower video with Breeders' Cup hopeful Havre de Grace discovered.
Gracie Gold of the United States started the day as the lowest-ranked skater in the Rostelecom Cup, and ended it in first place after a graceful and assured short program on Friday.
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