jorum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jorum a large drinking bowl
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jorum A large drinking vessel; also, its contents.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jorum A bowl or drinking-vessel with liquor in it; also, the contents of such a vessel: as, to mix a, jorum of punch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jorum jō′rum a drinking bowl or vessel, also its contents
    • Jorum Also Jō′ram
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. corrupted fr. jorden, an earthen pot

Usage

In literature:

I can brew up as good a jorum of tea as you ever drank.
"Anne Of Avonlea" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Will you have a can of flip, or a jorum of hot rumbo?
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
Here's Mistress Corney mixin' me another jorum.
"Sylvia's Lovers, Vol. I" by Elizabeth Gaskell
Here's Mistress Corney mixin' me another jorum.
"Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
In the mean time the jorum of ale was in continual circulation.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
When safe inside, he made a stiff jorum of grog, and then fell comfortably asleep.
"Willis the Pilot" by Johanna Spyri
Tell that to the jam-jorum at Washington.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
Tobacco & a Jorum of Rum for Shooba.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
Peter literally fulfilled his promise of taking a jorum in future.
"Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee" by William Carleton
Gerald and Donkin declined, but helped themselves to fresh jorums of cider.
"The Right Stuff" by Ian Hay
Mix the whole of 'em in a can, and be quick, like a good fellow; I'll have one good jorum whatever happens.
"Hunting the Lions" by R.M. Ballantyne
Uncle Boz was about to make another jorum of negus.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
JORUM, OF GROG, &c. A full bowl or jug.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Come, dame, and let us have a right hearty jorum of this inimitable drink.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
The remains of a coarse feast lay upon the table, but the chief interest seemed to circle round the magnificent jorum in the centre of the hall.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
The Laird nodded, and Sandie drank his health in one jorum, and his success with Miss Lane in another.
"Annie o' the Banks o' Dee" by Gordon Stables
This was immediately followed by the entry of King Jorum holding Little Love by the hand.
"The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy" by Mabel Henriette Spielmann
Mrs. Tuppeny, give him a jorum of your toddy!
"Inchbracken" by Robert Cleland
Of course, sirs, I could not say; except that he had had a big jorum of tea, and was gone out.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
But Mason had to slip aside into the hotel bar and drink a mighty jorum of brandy before he could rejoin his friends.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 33, November 1877" by Various
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In poetry:

None so knowing as he
At brewing a jorum of tea,
Ha! ha!
A pretty stiff jorum of tea.
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
None so cunning as he
At brewing a jorum of tea,
Ha! ha!
A pretty stiff jorum of tea!
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
So away rode Harum-Scarum;
With a song rode out of town;
At the Sign o' the Jug-and-Jorum
Weeping tarried Low-lie-down.
"Ballad Of Low-Lie-Down" by Madison Julius Cawein
John-a-Dreams and Harum-Scarum
Came a-riding into town:
At the Sign o' the Jug-and-Jorum
There they met with Low-lie-down.
"Ballad Of Low-Lie-Down" by Madison Julius Cawein