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double cup

(in Renaissance art) a matched pair of metal cups, made so that one can be placed inverted on top of the other. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • By and by Margaret came back, carrying the pouch opened like a double cup.

    Northwest! Harold Bindloss
  • They set him down in a swoon and then went to fetch the double cup.

    The Iliad Homer
  • As he spoke, he took a double cup of nectar, and placed it in his mother's hand.

    The Iliad Homer
  • On this they took every man his double cup, made their drink-offerings, and went back to the ships, Ulysses leading the way.

    The Iliad Homer

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