quaffing it down, and betaking himself to bed, under its somniferous influence, the Wye waterman is soon in the land of dreams.
A leathern pitcher, called a black jack, used by our homely ancestors for quaffing their ale.
quaffing his fill from one of these, he rested a few minutes, for he had been laboring unceasingly for hours.
Beneath it sat the gods, quaffing the precious soma, whereby they preserved their immortality.
From the top of the stairs leading down to ringside, he saw Freddy quaffing more ale and flirting with the wench.
In that sacrifice Indra became intoxicated with quaffing the Soma, and the Brahmanas, with the gifts they received.
"Aramai yourself, with that kettle of cold water," quoth I, quaffing a sip to his infernal majesty's health and spirits.
I accepted the invitation, and without delay we were seated and quaffing the wine of Bordeaux in the guest-room of the Falcon.
quaffing nectar at mess with gods golden dishes, all ambrosial.
So icy cold were its waters that on quaffing them he fell to the ground, almost insensible.
1510s (implied in quaffer), perhaps imitative, or perhaps from Low German quassen "to overindulge (in food and drink)," with -ss- misread as -ff-. Related: Quaffed; quaffing. The noun is attested by 1570s, from the verb.