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grace cup

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noun
  1. a cup, as of wine, passed around at the end of the meal for the final health or toast.
  2. the drink passed.
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Origin of grace cup

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for grace cup

Historical Examples

  • See, Doll's trencher is empty, and the grace-cup is standing by your elbow unheeded.

    Penshurst Castle

    Emma Marshall

  • The grace-cup was shortly after served round, and the guests marshalled to their sleeping apartment.

  • After which a grace-cup, and then all took their leave, Master Park being last to go as to come.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • In after times the last cup was called, after her, St. Margaret's cup, or the grace-cup.

  • When they had nearly finished, Gowrie returned to them in the hall, and sent round a grace-cup, in which all pledged the King.


British Dictionary definitions for grace cup

grace cup

noun
  1. a cup, as of wine, passed around at the end of the meal for the final toast
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