We ate this meat-heavy meal but drank, of all things, high-acid, light-bodied whites.
“Bars love to tell those stories: ‘So and so drank here, and George Washington slept here,’” Sismondo says.
The night started in the kitchen where she played flippy cup and drank beer while the other partiers hung around smoking weed.
Satter tells a harrowing story of a person who drank too much, passed out on the street, and was scooped into a garbage trunk.
Sonny Rees drank the 40% proof whisky at his 2nd birthday in a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea.
Had they not eaten the flesh, and drank the hearts' blood of their enemies?
Erskine took the letter, and they drank their whisky-and-soda.
I played on my pipe at the Echo, and then drank a cup of ale at Jacob's.
They drank, and so ended the last war that was ever fought on British soil.
"Then here's to victory," she said, drank, and passed it to Blades.
Old English drincan "to drink," also "to swallow up, engulf" (class III strong verb; past tense dranc, past participle druncen), from Proto-Germanic *drengkan (cf. Old Saxon drinkan, Old Frisian drinka, Dutch drinken, Old High German trinkan, German trinken, Old Norse drekka, Gothic drigkan "to drink"), of uncertain origin, perhaps from a root meaning "to draw." Not found outside Germanic.
Most Indo-European words for this trace to PIE *po(i)- (cf. Greek pino, Latin biber, Irish ibim, Old Church Slavonic piti, Russian pit'; see imbibe).
The noun meaning "beverage, alcoholic beverage" was in late Old English.
The noun, AS. drinc, would normally have given southern drinch (cf. drench), but has been influenced by the verb. [Weekley]To drink like a fish is first recorded 1747.
The drinks of the Hebrews were water, wine, "strong drink," and vinegar. Their drinking vessels were the cup, goblet or "basin," the "cruse" or pitcher, and the saucer. To drink water by measure (Ezek. 4:11), and to buy water to drink (Lam. 5:4), denote great scarcity. To drink blood means to be satiated with slaughter. The Jews carefully strained their drinks through a sieve, through fear of violating the law of Lev. 11:20, 23, 41, 42. (See Matt. 23:24. "Strain at" should be "strain out.")