posset

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n posset sweet spiced hot milk curdled with ale or beer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Posset A beverage composed of hot milk curdled by some strong infusion, as by wine, etc., -- much in favor formerly. "I have drugged their posset ."
    • Posset To curdle; to turn, as milk; to coagulate; as, to posset the blood.
    • Posset To treat with possets; to pamper. "She was cosseted and posseted ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n posset A drink composed of hot milk curdled by some infusion, as wine or other liquor, formerly much in favor both as a luxury and as medicine.
    • posset To curdle; coagulate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Posset pos′et a dietetic preparation, made by curdling milk with some acidulous liquor, such as wine, ale, or vinegar
    • v.t Posset (Shak.) to curdle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
W. posel, curdled milk, posset

Usage

In literature:

How the coals glow between the bars, how the red light shimmers on the black-lead bricks, how the posset steams upon the hob!
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
Polly came in with some posset.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Not even Martha can make treacle-posset like hers!
"Hildegarde's Holiday" by Laura E. Richards
Etenim ipsi di negare cui nil potuerunt, hominem me denegare quis posset pati?
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
Aunt Matthews made him a posset.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
And 'tis time for thy posset.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
Go in to Mrs. Posset at once, give her my compliments, and tell her I wish her joy of you.
"Five Mice in a Mouse-trap" by Laura E. Richards
Good against a shaking Feuer, taken in a posset drinke fasting.
"A New Orchard And Garden" by William Lawson
This is called King William's Posset.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Will it be tea or a cup of ale posset?
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
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